Ceramics properties

Synthesis, electrical and thermal properties of Bi4V2-xZrxO11 (x=0.0 and 0.06) ceramics

M. Roy, Sunita Sahu


Polycrystalline ceramic samples of pure and Zr+4 doped Bi4V2-xZrxO11 (x=0.0 and 0.06) have been synthesized by standard solid state reaction method using high purity oxides. The dielectric constant and dielectric loss and hence ac conductivity as a function of frequency and temperature have been measured. The dielectric studies indicate that the material is highly lossy and hence its ac conductivity increases with the increase of temperature. The dc conductivity of material has been measured as a function of temperature from room temperature to 653 K and its activation energy was calculated using the relation σ = σo exp (-Ea/kT). The Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry (MDSC) has been used to investigate the effect of substitution on the phase transition of the compounds.


Ferroelectrics; X-ray diffraction; Dielectrics; Electrical Conductivity; MDSC

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