The purpose of this research is to study the effect of thermal conditions such as temperature ramp rate and isothermal times in the phase formation of Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 solid solutions with composition near the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) by using the conventional ceramic method. The perovskite phase formation and morphology of undoped Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (abbreviated PZT) and doped new material Pb0.98Gd0.02[(Zr0.52Ti0.48)0.98(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.01(Ni1/3Sb2/3)0.01]O3(abbreviated PZT-PGMNNS) specimens calcined between 700°C and 900°C have been examined by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) while the thermal evolution of the initial precursor was followed by TG-DTA. So the results of these studies have been discussed.
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Z. Necira, A. Boutarfaia, M. Abba, H. Menasra and N. Abdessalem, "Effects of Thermal Conditions in the Phase Formation of Undoped and Doped Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 Solid Solutions," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 5, 2013, pp. 319-323. doi: 10.4236/msa.2013.45041.
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