Solid‐State Epitaxial Effects in Structurally Diphasic Xerogel of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3

P. Ravindranathan, Sridhar Komarneni, Rustum Roy

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Lead magnesium niobate (PMN), Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3, with perovskite structure has been prepared using structurally diphasic PMN gels. The diphasic gels were made using various concentrations of perovskite PMN seeds. The unseeded gel calcined at 775°C for 2 h gave ∼98% of perovskite PMN phase. The use of 1% PMN perovskite seed not only led to a pure perovskite phase but also lowered the crystallization temperature of these gels by about 75°C. These results show that isostructural seeding helps to lower the crystallization temperature of perovskite PMN phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1024-1025
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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