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Members of Lanthanide Family as Dopants in Relaxor PLZT Ceramics

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Botero, Eriton Rodrigo [1] ; Eiras, Jose Antonio [2] ; Guo, Ruyan [3] ; Bhalla, Amar [3] ; Garcia, Ducinei [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Fed Univ Grande Dourados, Fac Sci & Technol, Grp Appl Opt, BR-79804970 Dourados, MS - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Phys, Grp Ferroelect Ceram, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Texas San Antonio, Dept Elect & Comp Engn, Multifunct Elect Mat & Devices Lab, San Antonio, TX 78249 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Integrated Ferroelectrics; v. 131, p. 134-139, 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Nowadays, the research and industrial interests about the luminescent properties of lanthanide family doped PLZT (lanthanum modified lead titanate zirconate) ceramics are increasing. Nevertheless, the improvement of other properties in these lanthanide doped systems, such as electro-optic and dielectric, were not much explored. This paper briefly discusses dielectric properties, the relaxor like behavior, and the extent of the ferroelectric/relaxor phases as a function of the lanthanide dopant. The enhanced relaxor properties were found for some compositions, and the lanthanide family doping process is proposed as an effective approach to increase the temperature stability of the relaxor-like phases. (AU)