Synthesis, formation and characterization of ZnTiO3 ceramics

Yee Shin Chang, Yen Hwei Chang, In Gann Chen, Guo Ju Chen, Yin Lai Chai, Te Hua Fang, Sean Wu

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Zinc titanate (ZnTiO3) powders of perovskite structure were synthesized by conventional solid state reaction using metal oxides. Powders of ZnO and TiO2 in a molar ratio of 1:1 were mixed in a ball mill and then heated at temperatures from 700 to 1000°C for various time periods in air. The crystallization temperature of ZnTiO3 powder was ∼820°C, activation energy for crystallization was ∼327.14kJ/mol and for grain growth was ∼48.84kJ/mol. A transition point was observed when the electrical resistivity was measured versus temperature. Like some ferroelectric materials, a PTCR behavior above the transition temperature was observed with Curie temperature of ∼5°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2183-2189
Number of pages7
JournalCeramics International
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Chang, Y. S., Chang, Y. H., Chen, I. G., Chen, G. J., Chai, Y. L., Fang, T. H., & Wu, S. (2004). Synthesis, formation and characterization of ZnTiO3 ceramics. Ceramics International, 30(8), 2183-2189.