Ranjan, Rajeev and Kalyani, Ajay Kumar and Garg, Rohini and Krishna, PSR (2009) Structure and phase transition of the (1-x)PbTiO3-(x)BiAlO3 system. In: Solid State Communications, 149 (45-46). pp. 2098-2101.
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The system (1 - x)PbTiO3 - (x)BiAlO3 has been studied with regard to its structure and phase transition behaviour using x-ray, neutron and dielectric measurements. The structure is tetragonal within the solid solubility limit (x < 0.25). Interatomic distance analysis revealed that the Pb-O bond lengths remain unaffected and the only the Ti-O lengths are altered by BiAlO3 substitution. The results are suggestive of a crossover from and A-site & B site driven ferroelectric system for x = 0 to a dominant A-site driven ferroelectric system for higher x. This cross-over is brought about by (i) a reduction in the contribution to the ferroelectric stability from B-site cations due to dilution of the Ti-sublattice by Al and (ii) a reinforcement to the stability of the ferroelectric state by the A-site cations by the Bi+3 cations..
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science.|
|Keywords:||Perovskite; Ferroelectrics; Powder diffraction|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)|
|Date Deposited:||27 Nov 2009 12:06|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:52|
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