Shantha, K and Varma, KBR (1999) Diffused phase transition in fine-grained bismuth vanadate ceramics. In: Journal of Materials Research, 14 (12). pp. 4651-4656.
Nanocrystalline powders of ferroelectric bismuth vanadate, Bi4V2O11 (n-BiV), with crystallite size less than 50 nm, were obtained by mechanical milling of a stoichiometric mixture of bismuth oxide and vanadium pentoxide. The n-BiV powders on sintering yielded high-density, fine-grained ceramics with improved dielectric and polar characteristics. Dielectric studies on samples obtained from milled powders indicated that the ferroelectric-to-paraelectric phase transition temperature is strongly frequency dependent. The Curie-Weiss law is found to be valid only at a temperature away from the transition temperature, confirming the diffused nature of the transition, which is attributed to the presence of compositional inhomogeneity, because of partial reduction of vanadium.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre|
|Date Deposited:||04 Oct 2004|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:15|
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