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Synthesis and Studies of Pb0.76Ca0.24TiO3 Nanoparticles Derived by Sol-Gel

Singh, Satyendra and Krupanidhi, SB (2010) Synthesis and Studies of Pb0.76Ca0.24TiO3 Nanoparticles Derived by Sol-Gel. In: Advanced Science Letters, 3 (4). pp. 363-367.

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Pb0.76Ca0.24TiO3 (PCT24) nanoparticles were synthesized by modified sal gel method and characterized by a number of experimental techniques such as X-ray diffraction, TGA-DTA, FTIR and transmission electron microscopy equipped with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). X-ray diffraction (XRD) and selected-area electron diffraction (SAED) investigations demonstrated that the postannealed (650 degrees C for 1 h) PCT24 nanoparticles have tetragonal perovskite crystal structure. TEM have been employed to characterize the morphology, structure and composition of the as prepared nanoparticles. Dielectric results indicates the evidence for relaxor type behavior while observed leaky ferroelectric loops may be because of the defects such as grain boundaries and the pores in the sample as the sample was not heated at higher temperature, to retain the nanosize dimension of the particles.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2010 05:57
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2010 05:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/33154

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