Synthesis of perovskite Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 powders via a polymer complex solution route with a large excess of polyethylene glycol

Wha Sup Lee, Tetsuhiko Isobe, Mamoru Senna

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A polymer complex solution process was employed to produce perovskite Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 (PZN) from a solution comprising Pb(NO3)2, ZnCl2, NbCl5 and polyethylene glycol (PEG). X-ray diffraction peaks due to the perovskite phase were observed after firing at temperatures between 700 and 1000°C. By increasing the concentration of PEG, the perovskite phase appeared at a lower temperature. With 600 vol% PEG and after heating at 800°C for 1 h, perovskite PZN amounted to 91% of the total solid product. The role of ligand-to-metal charge transfer during polymer complex formation on the apparent stabilization of PZN is discussed by using UV-VIS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalAdvanced Powder Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1



  • Perovskite Pb(ZnNb)O
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Polymer complex solution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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