Synthesis of Bi4-xYbxTi3O12 Nanopowders by a Modified Sol-Gel Process


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Rare earth Yb-doped bismuth titanate Bi4-xYbxTi3O12 (BYT) nanocrystalline powders were obtained by a modified sol-gel method. TG-DTA, FI-IR and XRD were used to determine the lowest heat treatment temperature. Phase changes in the formation of BYT crystalline powders were discussed by XRD. The effect of Yb3+ cation substitution for Bi3+ cation on the microstructure of BYT was also developed with XRD. The grain size of BYT nanopowders is about 40 nm determined by TEM.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

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X. Q. Chen et al., "Synthesis of Bi4-xYbxTi3O12 Nanopowders by a Modified Sol-Gel Process", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2002-2004, 2007

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