Nanocrystalline W-Doped SrBi2Ta2O9 of Layered Perovskite Structure Derived from Mechanical Activation
To study the effects of doping the layered perovskite SrBi2Ta2O9 with an appropriate amount of tungsten, both undoped and W-doped SrBi2Ta2O9 (SBT) of nanocrystallinity were synthesized by mechanical activation of constituent oxides of strontium oxide, bismuth oxide, tantalum oxide and tungsten oxide at room temperature. A nanocrystalline single perovskite phase was observed in SrBi2(Ta1-xWx)2O9 with up to x=0.1. SrBi2(Ta0.9W0.1)2O9 shows a higher Curie temperature than that of undoped SBT, although it exhibits a very similar layered perovskite structure. The ferroelectric and impedance behaviors of SrBi2 (Ta0.9W0.1)2O9 were studied over a range of test temperatures and frequencies, in order to understand the effects of W-doping in SBT, given that W exhibits a similar ionic size to Ta but with a variable valence.
M. Gupta and Christina Y.H. Lim
W.S. Toh et al., "Nanocrystalline W-Doped SrBi2Ta2O9 of Layered Perovskite Structure Derived from Mechanical Activation", Journal of Metastable and Nanocrystalline Materials, Vol. 23, pp. 59-62, 2005