John Berchmans, L. and Sindhu, R. and Angappan, S. and Augustin, C.O. (2008) Effect of antimony substitution on structural and electrical properties of LaFeO3. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 207 (1-3). pp. 301-306. ISSN 0924-0136

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Fine crystalline LaFeO3 and antimony-substituted compounds have been prepared by coprecipitation method. The as synthesized materials have been sintered at 1000 ◦C for single-phase compound formation and evaluated for their electrical and structural properties. TG/DTA studies ascribed that the precursor powders have undergone rapid changes during the transformation of LaFeO3 and substituted compounds. XRD data reveal the presence ofwell-defined sharp peaks, indicating the single-phase perovskite structure of LaFeO3 and polycrystalline structure of LaFeO3 and Sb2O3 compounds. The FT–IR spectra exhibit an absorption band corresponding to Fe–O stretching vibration, which is shifted on the substitution of Sb3+ ions. The temperature dependent d.c. conductivity shows the semiconducting behavior of the synthesized materials. The band gap values are found to increase upto x = 0.4 and decrease on further increase in concentrations of the Sb3+ ions. The decrease in dielectric constant with increasing frequency explained the Maxwell–Wagner Interfacial polarization model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perovskites; Co-precipitation; X-ray diffraction; Conductivity
Subjects: Electropyrometallurgy
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 03:46
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 03:46

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