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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|State||Published - Apr 1990|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry