ceramics, sintering, light scattering, dielectric properties
In this study, we investigated the effect of sintering temperature on densification, grain size, conductivity and dielectric properties of Sr1-x(Na0.5Bi0.5)xBi2Nb2O9 ceramics, prepared by hydrothermal method. Pellets were sintered at different temperatures. Density increased with sintering temperature, reaching up to 96% at 800 ℃. A grain growth was observed with increasing sintering temperature. Impedance spectroscopy analyses of the sintered samples at various temperatures were performed. Increase in dielectric constant and in Curie temperature with sintering was discussed. Electrical conductivity and activation energy were calculated and attributed to the microstructural factors.
Tsinghua University Press
Hana NACEUR, Adel MEGRICHE, Mohamed EL MAAOUI. Effect of sintering temperature on microstructure and electrical properties of Sr1-x(Na0.5Bi0.5)xBi2Nb2O9 solid solutions. Journal of Advanced Ceramics 2014, 3(1): 17-30.