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Investigation of the ion dynamics by a particular excitation due to the stoichiometric imbalances on BiFeO3 ceramics

Koneru, B and Swapnalin, J and Natarajan, S and Franco, Jr and Banerjee, P (2023) Investigation of the ion dynamics by a particular excitation due to the stoichiometric imbalances on BiFeO3 ceramics. In: Physica B: Condensed Matter, 649 .

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In this work, bismuth ferrite ceramics have been synthesized with various stoichiometric imbalances by the pressure-less sintering technique. UV–Vis spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy show that both the band gap and the grain morphology of the ceramics are comparable to the stoichiometric imbalances. More necessarily, excess iron in the stoichiometry shows new charge carrier dynamics with the existence of completely new crystalline biferroic Bi1.2Fe0.8O3+δ ceramics. This means the iron ion valence fluctuation is well tailored by modifying iron contents. The conductivity study explains that two discrete forms of Johnscher's power law and Super-linear power law types of conductivity mechanism can be induced by the change of stoichiometry. Obtained outcomes illustrate that stoichiometric imbalances play a major role in ion dynamics, leading to identifying a new path to engineer the properties of bismuth ferrite ceramics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physica B: Condensed Matter
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: Bismuth compounds; Dynamics; Energy gap; Excited states; Ferrite; Iron; Iron compounds; Metal ions; Redox reactions; Scanning electron microscopy; Sintering; Solid state reactions, A.C conductivity; Bismuth ferrites; Composites material; Ferrite ceramics; Ion dynamics; Multiferroics; Power-law; Pressure-less solid state reaction method; Solid state reaction method; X ray diffractometers, Stoichiometry
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2022 05:38
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2022 05:38
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/78608

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