Molten Salt Synthesis of CaCu3Ti4O12
CCTO powders were prepared by using molten salt method in the NaCl-KCl system. The effects of temperature and holding time on phase compositions, particle morphology and size have been investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope and laser particle size analyzer. Using CaCO3, CuO and TiO2 as starting materials, CCTO compound could be synthesized at any temperature from 800oC to 1000oC in the NaCl-KCl system. The average particle size increased obviously with the increasing of temperature above 850 oC. Holding time had great effect on grain size and morphology.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
K. P. Chen et al., "Molten Salt Synthesis of CaCu3Ti4O12", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 115-117, 2008