Microwave Assisted Sintering of Sr-doped Zinc Titanate (Sr0.2Zn0.8TiO3) Nano-ceramics
Keywords:SZT ceramics, ilmenite hexagonal structure, sintering temperature, XPS, dielectric constant
Sr0.2Zn0.8TiO3 (SZT) ternary nanopowders of perovskite structure samples were prepared by conventional solid state reaction technique using ultra-pure metal oxide powders. SrCO3, ZnO and TiO2 powders were used as a source of Strontium, Zinc, and Titanium. The calcination temperature of the samples is 820 °C and sintered at different temperatures ranging from 850 °C to 1000 °C in conventional and microwave furnaces for 2 hours and 30 min., respectively. The synthesized nano-powders were characterized using XRD, SEM, XPS and their dielectric properties were studied by temperature dependent LCR meter. The dielectric constant increases with an increase in sintering temperature until 950 °C and it decreases with a further increase of frequency.
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