Structural, SEM and dielectric properties of PLZT
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Powder of lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate (PLZT) with the composition La/Zr/Ti=8/65/35, was synthesized from aqueous nitrate solutions. A single-phase PLZT was obtained at ∼550 °C. The reactivity of the powder during low-temperature heating was determined using X-ray diffraction and various thermal analysis techniques. The dielectric properties of the compound were also studied at 1 and 10 kHz frequency from room temperature to 200 °C. Diffuse phase transition (DPT) in the material was observed around 136 °C at 1 kHz. An increase in peak-permittivity temperature (i.e. the transition temperature) with increasing frequency (a characteristic of relaxor ferroelectrics) was also observed.
KeywordsNitrate Zirconate Phase Transition Titanate Thermal Analysis
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