Phase relations and dielectric behaviour of (Pb, La)Zr0.55Ti0.45O3 ceramics with a diffuse phase transition region

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Wolters, M. and Burggraaf, A.J. (1974) Phase relations and dielectric behaviour of (Pb, La)Zr0.55Ti0.45O3 ceramics with a diffuse phase transition region. Physica Status Solidi A: Applied research, 24 (1). pp. 341-350. ISSN 0031-8965

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Abstract:Phase relations in (Pb, La)Zr0.55Ti0.45O3 ceramics have been investigated by means of X-ray diffraction and dielectric measurements as functions of the La concentration and temperature. Between a tetragonal, ferroelectric phase (FE) and a cubic, paraelectric phase (PE), in the phase diagram a pseudo-cubic phase, a so-called quasi-ferroelectric phase (QFE) was found. The phase boundary FEQFE found from dielectric and X-ray data approximately coincides, while the unit cell volume and unit cell dimensions show discontinuities at this boundary. The dielectric properties were investigated in the QFE and PE phase fields as functions of temperature and frequency. The dielectric constant as a function of temperature could be represented in both the phase fields by a quadratic law of the type ε-1 = εmax-1 + C(T-T'c)2, while T'c as well as tan δmax were dependent on the frequency.
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/70643
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pssa.2210240131
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