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Title: Structural analysis, optical and dielectric function of [Ba{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}](Ti{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 0.1})O{sub 3} nanocrystals

Abstract

This work presents the identification of inter-band transitions in the imaginary part of the dielectric function (ε{sub 2}) derived from the Kramers–Kronig analysis for [Ba{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}](Ti{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 0.1})O{sub 3} (BCZT) nanocrystals synthesized by the modified Pechini method. The analysis started with the chemical identification of the atoms that conform BCZT in the valence loss energy region of a high energy-resolution of electron energy loss spectroscopy. The indirect band energy (E{sub g}) was determined in the dielectric response function. This result is in agreement with the UV-Vis technique, and it obtained an optical band gap of 3.16 eV. The surface and volume plasmon peaks were observed at 13.1 eV and 26.2 eV, respectively. The X-ray diffraction pattern and the Rietveld refinement data of powders heat treated at 700 °C for 1 h suggest a tetragonal structure with a space group (P4 mm) with the average crystal size of 35 nm. The average particle size was determined by transmission electron microscopy.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ; ; ;  [3];  [4]
  1. Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), S. C. Miguel de Cervantes 120, Chihuahua 31136, Chihuahua (Mexico)
  2. (CIMAV), S. C. Miguel de Cervantes 120, Chihuahua 31136, Chihuahua (Mexico)
  3. Physics of Materials Department, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), S. C. Miguel de Cervantes 120, Chihuahua 31136, Chihuahua (Mexico)
  4. Centro de Nanociencias Micro y Nanotecnologías, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, 07300 México City (Mexico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22598810
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BARIUM OXIDES; CALCIUM OXIDES; CRYSTALS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; ELECTRONS; ENERGY RESOLUTION; ENERGY-LOSS SPECTROSCOPY; HEAT TREATMENTS; KRAMERS-KRONIG CORRELATION; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLE SIZE; PLASMONS; POWDERS; RESPONSE FUNCTIONS; SPACE GROUPS; TITANIUM OXIDES; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X RADIATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES

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Herrera-Pérez, G., E-mail: guillermo.herrera@cimav.edu.mx, E-mail: damasio.morales@cimav.edu.mx, Physics of Materials Department, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, Morales, D., E-mail: guillermo.herrera@cimav.edu.mx, E-mail: damasio.morales@cimav.edu.mx, Paraguay-Delgado, F., Reyes-Rojas, A., Fuentes-Cobas, L. E., and Borja-Urby, R.. Structural analysis, optical and dielectric function of [Ba{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}](Ti{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 0.1})O{sub 3} nanocrystals. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4962212.
Herrera-Pérez, G., E-mail: guillermo.herrera@cimav.edu.mx, E-mail: damasio.morales@cimav.edu.mx, Physics of Materials Department, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, Morales, D., E-mail: guillermo.herrera@cimav.edu.mx, E-mail: damasio.morales@cimav.edu.mx, Paraguay-Delgado, F., Reyes-Rojas, A., Fuentes-Cobas, L. E., & Borja-Urby, R.. Structural analysis, optical and dielectric function of [Ba{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}](Ti{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 0.1})O{sub 3} nanocrystals. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4962212.
Herrera-Pérez, G., E-mail: guillermo.herrera@cimav.edu.mx, E-mail: damasio.morales@cimav.edu.mx, Physics of Materials Department, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, Morales, D., E-mail: guillermo.herrera@cimav.edu.mx, E-mail: damasio.morales@cimav.edu.mx, Paraguay-Delgado, F., Reyes-Rojas, A., Fuentes-Cobas, L. E., and Borja-Urby, R.. 2016. "Structural analysis, optical and dielectric function of [Ba{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}](Ti{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 0.1})O{sub 3} nanocrystals". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4962212.
@article{osti_22598810,
title = {Structural analysis, optical and dielectric function of [Ba{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}](Ti{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 0.1})O{sub 3} nanocrystals},
author = {Herrera-Pérez, G., E-mail: guillermo.herrera@cimav.edu.mx, E-mail: damasio.morales@cimav.edu.mx and Physics of Materials Department, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados and Morales, D., E-mail: guillermo.herrera@cimav.edu.mx, E-mail: damasio.morales@cimav.edu.mx and Paraguay-Delgado, F. and Reyes-Rojas, A. and Fuentes-Cobas, L. E. and Borja-Urby, R.},
abstractNote = {This work presents the identification of inter-band transitions in the imaginary part of the dielectric function (ε{sub 2}) derived from the Kramers–Kronig analysis for [Ba{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}](Ti{sub 0.9}Zr{sub 0.1})O{sub 3} (BCZT) nanocrystals synthesized by the modified Pechini method. The analysis started with the chemical identification of the atoms that conform BCZT in the valence loss energy region of a high energy-resolution of electron energy loss spectroscopy. The indirect band energy (E{sub g}) was determined in the dielectric response function. This result is in agreement with the UV-Vis technique, and it obtained an optical band gap of 3.16 eV. The surface and volume plasmon peaks were observed at 13.1 eV and 26.2 eV, respectively. The X-ray diffraction pattern and the Rietveld refinement data of powders heat treated at 700 °C for 1 h suggest a tetragonal structure with a space group (P4 mm) with the average crystal size of 35 nm. The average particle size was determined by transmission electron microscopy.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4962212},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 9,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 9
}
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