Synthesis of Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb2O6 by urea method

S. R. Dhage, Renu Pasricha, V. Ravi

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A precipitate was formed when an aqueous solution of SrCl2, BaCl2, NbF5 and urea in stoichiometric ratio (total metal cations to urea ratio is 5) is heated on a water bath.. This precipitate on decomposition at 750 °C yielded the nanocrystallites of ternary oxide, Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb2O6 (SBN) as confirmed by X-ray diffraction study (XRD). This is much lower temperature as compared to that prepared by traditional solid state method (1000 °C) as reported for the formation of SBN ceramics. Transmission electron microscope (TEM) investigations revealed that the average particle size is 100 nm for the calcined powders. The room temperature dielectric constant at 1 kHz is found to be 1050. The ferroelectric hysteresis loop parameters of these samples were also studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1053-1055
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • A: Ceramics
  • A: Oxides
  • B: Electron microscopy
  • D: Ferroelectricity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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