Relaxational polarization and diffuse phase transitions of LA-substituted Pb (Zr,Ti)O3-ceramics

M. Wolters, A.J. Burggraaf

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Dielectric properties of (Pb,La)Zr0.55Ti0.45O3 ceramics have been investigated as functions of temperature and frequency. The dielectric constant as a function of temperature can be represented over a considerable temperature interval by a quadratic law of the type: ε−1=ε−1max + C(T−TC')2. The permittivity versus temperature curves are strongly broadened around TC' (where ϵ is at a maximum) and the dielectric behaviour is at least partly of a relaxational nature. Interpretation of the dielectric behaviour (broadening, frequency dependence, quadratic law) seems possible by assuming a distribution of local Curie temperatures; the standard deviation of which can be correlated with the La concentration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-423
JournalMaterials research bulletin
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1975


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