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Synthesis and Characterization of Ta Doped Nanostructured PZT

Gouri Trehan, K. L. Yadav


Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) powder of composition Pb(Zr0.65Ti0.35)O3 was modified by incorporation of Tantalum (Ta5+) in a wide composition range (5–25 at%) by chemical co-precipitation method using PbO, Zr2O3, TiO2 and Ta2O5. X-ray diffraction patterns of the samples showed the formation of a single phase and confirmed the formation of a rhombohedral phase of all the samples after sintering. SEM analysis showed well-developed, uniformly packed grains. Both the linear particle size and the grain size were found to decrease with Ta doping. In dielectric studies, the transition temperature was found to decrease whereas ε is found to increase with the increasing concentration of Ta. All these results suggest that this Ta PZT may be suitable for device applications.



PZT, chemical co-precipitation method, XRD, SEM, dielectric constant

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