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Structural phase transition study of the morphotropic phase boundary compositions of Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3-PbTiO3

Singh, Sarab Preet and Ranjan, Rajeev and Senyshyn, Anatoliy and Trots, Dmytro and Boysen, Hans (2009) Structural phase transition study of the morphotropic phase boundary compositions of Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3-PbTiO3. In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 21 (37).

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Neutron, synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction and dielectric studies have been performed for morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) compositions of the (1 - x )Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3-xPbTiO(3) system. At room temperature, the MPB compositions (0.10 < x <= 0.15) consist of a mixture of rhombohedral (space group R3c) and tetragonal ( space group P4mm) structures with the fraction of tetragonal phase increasing with increasing PbTiO3 content. On heating, while the rhombohedral phase just outside the MPB region, i.e. x = 0.10, transforms directly to a cubic phase, the rhombohedral phase of the MPB compositions transforms gradually to a tetragonal phase, until interrupted by a rhombohedral-cubic phase transition. The correspondence of the dielectric anomalies with the structural transitions of the different compositions has been examined and compared with earlier reports.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2009 11:39
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23261

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