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Grain boundary phenomena at barium titanate doped by vapour phase diffusion

Processo: 01/02560-6
Linha de fomento:Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Vigência (Início): 01 de julho de 2001
Vigência (Término): 31 de janeiro de 2002
Área do conhecimento:Engenharias - Engenharia de Materiais e Metalúrgica - Materiais Não-metálicos
Pesquisador responsável:José Arana Varela
Beneficiário:Suman Chatterjee
Instituição-sede: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brasil
Vinculado ao auxílio:00/01991-0 - Síntese e caracterização de filmes finos e cerâmicas ferroelétricos, AP.TEM

Resumo

In a variety of ceramic processes, doping in trace amounts is required e.g., to achieve semiconduction, to control grain size, to control the grain boundary potential barrier, etc. Besides, a preferential distribution of dopants in grains and grain boundaries is also very important in various device fabrications. Hence, this grain boundary engineering is a very important topic of concern now a day in the electroceramic industry. The grain boundary plays a vital role in various electroceramic components like - PTC thermistors, Varistors, Barrier layer capacitors, etc. The composition, structure and phases in the grain boundary are controlled by the variation of sintering temperature, cooling rate, addition of second phase in the grain boundary, addition of dopants and various other mechanisms. The main objective of this project is to develop a simple, cost-effective and useful method for grain boundary engineering by doping through vapour phase. After realization, the method can make use of highly developed technology of semiconductor doping with a higher degree of accuracy compared to solid State doping conventionally used in ceramic industry. (AU)