Pb Zr1-x Tix O3 by soft synthesis: Structural aspects

Swapan Kumar Pradhan, Milen Gateshki, Markus Niederberger, Yang Ren, Valeri Petkov

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The structural aspects of a soft synthetic route employed to obtain fine crystallite Pb Zr1-x Tix O3 (x=0,0.5,1) powders are revealed by total x-ray diffraction and atomic pair distribution function analysis. It is found that the atomic-scale structure of the intermediate, highly disordered phase the route passes through resembles but is not exactly of the targeted, perovskite-type structure. It is suggested that future synthesis efforts are directed toward closing the observed "structure gap" as much as possible.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014114
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 25 2007


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