Effects of ZnO Doping on Microstructure, Dielectric and Ferroelectric Properties of La2Ti2O7 Ceramics
The La2Ti2O7+xwt%ZnO(x=0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5) ceramics were prepared by the conventional solid state reaction method, and effects of ZnO doped on the structure, dielectric and ferroelectric properties were investigated in detail. The X-ray diffraction patterns of La2Ti2O7 ceramics doped by ZnO oxide showed that no second phase exists. The surface morphology is palte-like shape, the grains of La2Ti2O7 ceramics increase with increasing the content of ZnO, and the result is to improve the density of La2Ti2O7 ceramics. The dielectric constant and loss decreases with increasing frequency.When the content of ZnO is more than 0.05wt%, the dielectric constant and loss decreases with the amount of addition of ZnO oxide increasing. The ferroelectric hysteresis loop is not saturable, which is attributed to its large leakage current. The ferroelectric properties improve with the addition of ZnO oxide. .
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
G. Chen et al., "Effects of ZnO Doping on Microstructure, Dielectric and Ferroelectric Properties of La2Ti2O7 Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 602-603, pp. 719-722, 2014