Solid-state synthesis of perovskite-spinel nanocomposites

Yaodong Yang, Shashank Priya, Yu U. Wang, Jie Fang Li, D. Viehland

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Multifunctional materials are of interest due to their potential for numerous device applications. We have developed a synthesis method for novel, magnetoelectric Mn0.5Zn0.5Fe2O 4-BaTiO3 two-phase nanocomposites, via substrate-assisted solid-state reaction. The morphologies of the nanocomposites were dependent on substrate orientation. Extra particle facets were found to develop, where phase coexistence was observed by high-resolution electron microscopy in the vicinity of the extra facets, indicating that perovskite and spinel can self-organize with novel phase distributions at the nanoscale. This type of two-phase perovskite-spinel nanostructure offers the potential to engineer new types of multiferroic materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4998-5002
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number28
StatePublished - Jul 28 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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