Low-temperature crystallization of sol-gel processed Pb0.5Ba0.5Tio3: Powders and oriented thin films

Suresh C. Pillai*, Stacey W. Boland, Sossina M. Haile

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A novel sol-gel process suitable for depositing thin-film lead barium titanate has been developed. X-ray diffraction analysis showed perovskite phase crystallization to occur at a temperature as low as 400°C with single-phase Pb0.5Ba0.5TiO3 (PBT) resulting at a temperature as low as 500°C. Small concentrations of barium carbonate were evident by X-ray diffraction at 400°C, and indications of minor, carbonate-containing phases were evident by FTIR at 600°C. Deposition of the sol by spin coating on single-crystal and thin-film MgO on silicon resulted in highly oriented PBT films after calcination at 600°C. Mixed (100)/(001) films were obtained on single-crystal MgO, whereas entirely (100) films were obtained on thin-film MgO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1388-1391
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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