Fabrication and characterization of sol-gel derived (K0.5Na0.5)0.4(Sr0.6Ba0.4)0.8Nb2O6 (KNSBN)

Brian Lai, Chee Leung Mak, Kin Hung Wong

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(K0.5Na0.5)0.4(Sr0.6Ba0.4)0.8Nb2O6(KNSBN) powders and thin films were prepared by the sol-gel method. The sol was formed by using 2-methoxyethanol as both the solvent and the sol stabilizer. Powders were obtained by drying the KNSBN sol, and annealed at different temperatures. Films of 650 nm thick were deposited by dip coating method. Structural changes in these sol-gel derived KNSBN samples were monitored by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectroscopy (RS) as a function of annealing temperature. Complete conversion to the tetragonal tungsten bronze (TTB) structure were obtained at 1,200°C and 800°C for KNSBN powders and films respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number1 -4 pt 3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 2nd Asian Meeting on Ferrroelectricity (AMF-2) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 7 Dec 199811 Dec 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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