Synthesis of (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3 Ceramics from Ultra-Fine Precursors
Fine powder of CaZrO3 (CZ) was synthesized by using ultra-fine and highly dispersed CaCO3 as a precursor. The results showed that the calcination temperature could be reduced to inhibit grain growth of CZ. Mean grain size of the CZ fine powder was 80 nm. Moreover, the CZ powder was used to synthesize a solid solution of (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3 (BCZT) to examine the effect of the powder’s grain size on the reactivity of BT and CZ. It was found that the fine CZ powder enhanced the BT and CZ reaction.
Masaru Miyayama, Tadashi Takenaka, Masasuke Takata and Kazuo Shinozaki
J. Amagai et al., "Synthesis of (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3 Ceramics from Ultra-Fine Precursors", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 301, pp. 235-238, 2006