Synthesis of BaTiO3 core-shell particles and fabrication of dielectric ceramics with local graded structure
2006 (English)In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, E-ISSN 1520-5002, Vol. 18, no 17, 4002-4010 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The coating of BaTiO3 particles with a different perovskite and the subsequent consolidation to dense ceramics retaining a radial composition gradient within the single grains are presented and discussed. A shell of SrTiO3 or BaZrO3 was directly grown on the surface of BaTiO3 spherical templates suspended in aqueous solution by means of a precipitation process making use of inorganic precursors. The overall composition and the particle size can be tailored over a wide range. Densification of the resulting core-shell particles was realized using spark plasma sintering or conventional sintering. Dense ceramics with locally graded structure can be only obtained by a careful choice of the sintering conditions, that is, controlling the interdiffusion between core and shell. The final materials show strongly modified dielectric properties in comparison to both the parent compounds and the homogeneous solid solutions. The proposed approach is generic and suggests a new avenue to create functional and structural polycrystalline materials with locally graded structure by the controlled sintering of core-shell particles.
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2006. Vol. 18, no 17, 4002-4010 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-89030DOI: 10.1021/cm060403jISI: 000239758300013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-89030DiVA: diva2:502646
QC 201203072012-02-142012-02-142012-03-07Bibliographically approved