Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32200
Title: Effects of rare-earth dopants on the ferroelectric and pyroelectric properties of strontium Barium Niobate ceramics
Authors: Yao, Y
Mak, CL 
Wong, KH
Lu, S
Xu, Z
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Source: International journal of applied ceramic technology, 2009, v. 6, no. 6, p. 671-678 How to cite?
Journal: International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 
Abstract: Effects of various rare-earth (RE) dopants (Y3+, La3+, Ce3+, Pr3+, Nd3+, Sm3+, Eu3+, Gd3+, Tm3+, Dy3+, Er3+, and Yb3+) on the dielectric, ferroelectric, and pyroelectric properties of Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb2O6 (SBN50) ceramics were investigated. In the present studies, the doping concentrations of all the RE dopants were fixed at 1mol%. Their potential usefulness in pyroelectric applications was discussed based on their measured pyroelectric detectivity figure of merit (FOM). On the basis of our studies, for RE dopants with atomic numbers smaller than Nd, their dielectric constants were greatly increased, while for RE dopants with atomic numbers larger than Sm, their dielectric constants as well as dielectric losses became smaller. Among various dopants, Eu-doped SBN showed the most improved ferroelectric properties. Its remnant polarization (Pr ) was increased to 4.86 μC/cm2 as compared with 3.23 μC/cm2 obtained in undoped SBN50. On the other hand, Gd-doped SBN exhibited the largest pyroelectric coefficient of 168 μC/m2 K, which was over three times of that of the undoped sample (49 μC/m2 K). The work shows that Gd-doped SBN exhibits the greatest potential for pyro-applications because it bears the largest FOM of 0.45 × 10-5Pa -0.5 [Correction: After online publication on 11/05/2008, an error was found in this article. The original value, 1.35 × 10-5Pa-0.5, was incorrect. The data has been replaced with the correct value.].
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32200
DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7402.2008.02308.x
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

8
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 17, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

7
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 12, 2017

Page view(s)

48
Last Week
2
Last month
Checked on Aug 13, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.