Preparation and multi-properties of insulated single-phase BiFeO3ceramics

G. L. Yuan, Siu Wing Or, Y. P. Wang, Z. G. Liu, J. M. Liu

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Six types of BiFeO3ceramic samples, with subtle differences in synthesis conditions, were prepared. The comparison of their phases, electrical resistivity, and porosity revealed that the use of Bi2O3and Fe2O3powders of <1 μm size and a rapid liquid-phase sintering process of 855 °C for 5 min at 100 °C/s is beneficial to synthesize poreless single-phase BiFeO3samples with high electrical resistivity of ∼5×1012Ω cm. Deoxygenated BixFeyO1.5x+1.5y-δ(x≠y, δ≥0) impurities were identified and found to be the main cause of low electrical resistivity and high porosity in the multi-phase samples. Large saturation polarization of 16.6 μC/cm2and low leakage current density of 30 mA/m2, both at a high electric field of 145 kV/cm, were measured in the optimized single-phase samples at room temperature besides a large piezoelectric d33coefficient of 27 pC/N and an obvious canted antiferromagnetic behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006


  • A. Single-phase BiFeO multiferroic ceramics 3
  • D. Antiferromagnetism
  • D. Electrical resistivity
  • D. Ferroelectricity
  • D. Piezoelectricity
  • D. Porosity
  • D. Rapid liquid-phase sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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