Dielectric dispersion behavior of Ba (Zrx Ti1-x) O3 solid solutions with a quasiferroelectric state

Shanming Ke, Huiqing Fan, Haitao Huang, Helen L.W. Chan, Shuhui Yu

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The temperature dependence of dielectric permittivity was investigated for the barium zirconium titanate solid solution system [BZT, Ba (Zrx Ti1-x) O3 0.25x0.5]. The dielectric relaxation behavior was observed in these ferroelectrics with diffused phase transition. In contrast to the canonical relaxors such as Pb (Mg1/3 Nb2/3) O3, the diffused phase transition of BZT could not be well described by the popular modified Curie-Weiss law. Quasiferroelectric state theory was introduced to explain the dielectric results of the BZT relaxors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number034108
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2008

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