Goel, Puja and Vijayan, N. and Biradar, Ashok M. (2012) Complex impedance studies of low temperature synthesized fine grain PZT/CeO2 nanocomposites. Ceramics International, 38 (4). pp. 3047-3055. ISSN 0272-8842

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Fine grain nanocomposites of (100 - x) PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 - (x) CeO2 with x = 0.5, 1 and 2 wt%, were prepared and characterized for structural and microstructural changes. Addition of ceria nanoparticles resulted into a fine grain microstructure with average grain size ranging from 600 nm to 440 nm and a significant decrease in sintering temperature (similar to 200 degrees C). Size distribution profile, as analyzed by lognormal distribution function suggests a very narrow size distribution. X-ray diffraction analyses of sintered samples reveal that fine grain PZT/CeO2 nanocomposite could retain distorted tetragonal structure even with grain size as low as 440 nm. Further, complex impedance spectroscopy studies were performed to illustrate the electrical properties of bulk and grain boundary phases in fine grain ceramics. Two electrical processes in the impedance spectra at temperatures above 350 degrees C were attributed to bulk and grain boundary phase. Magnitude of grain boundary capacitance and corresponding transition was found to be strongly dependent on grain size of the system. Both bulk and grain boundary relaxation processes follows Arrhenius law.

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Subjects: Materials Science
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2020 07:31
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URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3666

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