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The morphotropic phase boundary and dielectric properties of the xPb(Zr1/2Ti1/2)O3-(1−x)Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3 perovskite solid solution
Journal of Applied Physics
  • Naratip Vittayakorn, Chiang Mai University
  • Gobwute Rujijanagul, Chiang Mai University
  • Xiaoli Tan, Iowa State University
  • Meagen A. Marquardt, Iowa State University
  • David P. Cann, Iowa State University
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The solid solution between the normal ferroelectricPb(Zr1/2Ti1/2)O3(PZT) and relaxor ferroelectricPb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3 (PNN) was synthesized by the columbite method. The phase structure and dielectric properties of xPZT-(1−x)PNN where x=0.4–0.9and the Zr/Ti composition was fixed close to the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) were investigated. With these data, the ferroelectric phase diagram between PZT and PNN has been established. The relaxor ferroelectric nature of PNN gradually transformed towards a normal ferroelectric state towards the composition 0.7PZT-0.3PNN, in which the permittivity was characterized by a sharp peak and the disappearance of dispersive behavior. X-ray diffraction analysis demonstrated the coexistence of both the rhombohedral and tetragonal phases at the composition 0.8PZT-0.2PNN, a new morphotropic phase boundary within this system. Examination of the dielectric spectra indicates that PZT-PNN exhibits an extremely high relative permittivity near the MPB composition. The permittivity shows a shoulder at the rhombohedral to tetragonal phase transition temperature TRT=195°C, and then a maximum permittivity (36 000 at 10kHz) at the transition temperature Tmax=277°C at the MPB composition. The maximum transition temperature of this system was 326°C at the composition x=0.9 with the relative permittivity of 32 000 at 10kHz.


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Naratip Vittayakorn, Gobwute Rujijanagul, Xiaoli Tan, Meagen A. Marquardt, et al.. "The morphotropic phase boundary and dielectric properties of the xPb(Zr1/2Ti1/2)O3-(1−x)Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3 perovskite solid solution" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 96 Iss. 9 (2004) p. 5103 - 5109
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