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Dielectric investigations in unconventionally processed TbMnO3 ceramics

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Author(s):
Gotardo, Ricardo A. M. [1] ; Zabotto, Fabio L. [1] ; Garcia, Ducinei [1] ; Eiras, Jose A. [1] ; Dias, Gustavo S. [2] ; Cotica, Luiz F. [2] ; Santos, Ivair A. [2] ; Coelho, Adelino A. [3]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Fis, BR-13565345 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Maringa, Dept Fis, BR-87020900 Maringa, Parana - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Fis Gleb Wataghin, Dept Fis Aplicada, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCRIPTA MATERIALIA; v. 68, n. 5, p. 293-296, MAR 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

TbMnO3 ceramics with enhanced dielectric properties were synthesized by an innovative route combining high-energy ball milling and hot-forging sintering. Dielectric investigations reveal the presence of two distinct relaxation processes: one thermally activated mostly due to dipolar effects and other related to the movement of polar clusters or electric dipoles. Long-range polar order was not achieved, as ferroelectricity in TbMnO3 is strongly dependent on the crystallographic direction. A distribution of relaxation times indicates a cooperative response of the electric dipoles. (c) 2012 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/04025-0 - Nanostructured multifunctional multiferroic materials: synthesis, properties, phenomenology and applications
Grantee:José Antonio Eiras
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants