Ti doping and low-temperature sintering of BiFeO3 nanoparticles synthesized by the solvothermal method

Yuta Shinjo, Masae Mori, Shinobu Fujihara, Manabu Hagiwara

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Abstract

In this study, nanoparticles of ferroelectric BiFeO3 (BFO) doped with 0, 5, and 10 mol% Ti were synthesized by an ethanol-based solvothermal method, and their densification behavior was investigated. The nanoparticles were densified via a normal sintering process at a low temperature of about 600 °C, resulting in dense bulk ceramics of undoped and Ti-doped BFO with a relative density of over 90%. The weight loss due to bismuth evaporation during sintering was suppressed below 0.6% because of the low sintering temperature. The crystal structure analysis of the resulting ceramics confirmed the incorporation of Ti ions into the Fe3+ site of BFO. The results of dielectric and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies showed that Ti doping effectively decreased the concentration of Fe4+ in the ceramics, leading to suppression of the extrinsic dielectric responses due to the Maxwell–Wagner effect and the hopping motion of the localized holes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCeramics International
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • BiFeO
  • Dielectric properties
  • Low-temperature sintering
  • Nanoparticles
  • Solvothermal method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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