Singh , Pratibha and Singh , Sangeeta and Juneja , J. K. and Raina, K. K. and Pant, R. P. and Chandra, Prakash (2010) Effects of Samarium Doping on the Ferroelectric Properties of Modified Lead Zirconate Titanate Ceramics. Integrated Ferroelectrics: An International Journal , 122. pp. 23-30. ISSN 1607-8489

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Polycrystalline ceramics samples having compositional formula PbZr0.588Ti0.392 Fe0.01Nb0.01O3 and Pb0.98Sm0.02Zr0.588Ti0.392Fe0.01Nb0.01O3 were prepared by traditional solid state route. Sintering was carried out at 1250◦C in closed alumina crucibles in lead rich atmosphere. XRD analysis confirmed formation of tetragonal perovskite structure and tetragonality was found to decrease with Sm substitution. In order to study microstructure, SEM micrographs were recorded on freshly broken pieces. The grain size was observed to decrease with Sm addition. P-E hysteresis loops were recorded at different temperatures for investigating ferroelectric properties. Sm substitution improves squareness and remanence.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: PZT; ferroelectrics; samarium
Subjects: Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2012 06:24
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2012 06:24

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