Structure and Dielectric Properties of (Gd0.4Sm0.5Yb0.1)2(Zr1-xCex)2O7 Ceramics
Complex rare-earth zirconates (Gd0.4Sm0.5Yb0.1)2(Zr1-xCex)2O7 (x=0, 0.3, 0.4) powders were synthesized by co-precipitation method. XRD and SEM results revealed that the complex rare-earth zirconates with single pyrochlore structure were prepared and no other phases existed among the grains. The dielectric properties of these compounds were investigated at low and microwave frequencies. It was found that they have intermediate dielectric constants and low dielectric loss in the whole frequency region, and they show the dielectric permittivity with weak frequency dependence. Substituting Zr4+ by Ce4+ leaded to smaller permittivity. Meanwhile, the dielectric contant values increase with increasing in the r(A3+)/r(B4+) value in the pyrochlore-type phase region, which can be explained by the increase in the degree of ordering of oxygen vacancy. This new series of pyrochlore type oxides would be potential candidates for electronic ceramic applications and microwave frequency components.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
L. Liu et al., "Structure and Dielectric Properties of (Gd0.4Sm0.5Yb0.1)2(Zr1-xCex)2O7 Ceramics", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 105-106, pp. 394-397, 2010