Synthesis of Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb2O6 by citrate gel method

Renu Pasricha, V. Ravi

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A gel was formed when an aqueous solution of BaCl2, SrCl 2, NbF5 and citric acid in stoichiometric ratio is heated on a water bath. This gel on decomposition at 700 °C yielded the nanocrystallites of ternary oxide, Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb 2O6 (SBN) as confirmed by X-ray diffraction study (XRD). Particle size and morphology was studied by transmission electron spectroscopy (TEM). The room temperature dielectric constant at 1 kHz is 1000. The ferroelectric hysteresis loop parameters of these samples were also studied by a home built Sawyer-Tower circuit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 15 2005


  • Ceramics
  • Electron microscopy
  • Ferroelectricity
  • Oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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