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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.


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Effect of sintering temperature on microstructure and electrical properties of Sr1-x(Na0.5Bi0.5)xBi2Nb2O9 solid solutions

Show Author's information Hana NACEUR( )Adel MEGRICHEMohamed EL MAAOUI
Laboratory of Applied Mineral Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University Tunis ElManar, Campus 2092, Tunis, Tunisia

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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.

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ceramics, sintering, light scattering, dielectric properties
Received: 13 September 2013 Revised: 14 November 2013 Accepted: 18 November 2013 Published: 05 March 2014 Issue date: March 2014
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