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Title: Phase transitions, dielectric properties, and vibrational study of stannates perovskites Sr{sub 1−x}Er{sub x}SnO{sub 3−δ}

Graphical abstract: The diffuseness of the phase transition of the Sr{sub 1−x}Er{sub x}SnO{sub 3−δ} enhances with the increasing of erbium content. These compounds were found to undergo phase transitions with increasing temperature. - Highlights: • Substitution Sr/Er in the alkaline earth cage modifies the thermally induced disorder. • Two phase transitions have been observed by DSC. • The dielectric constant increases with erbium substitution. • Dielectric loss increases exponentially with temperature. • The conductivity contribution is mainly due to hopping process. - Abstract: A polycrystalline stannates perovskites Sr{sub 1−x}Er{sub x}SnO{sub 3−δ} (x = 0.00, 0.01 and 0.03) were synthesized by sol–gel method and their vibrational properties were investigated using Raman scattering. The substitution of Er in the Sr site, results in a slight change of the position of the Raman spectrum bands. The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) shows two phase transitions at 532 K and 634 K for Sr{sub 0.99}Er{sub 0.01}SnO{sub 3−δ}. The dielectric behavior of each solid solution (x = 0.01 and x = 0.03) has been studied as a function of temperature and frequency and has confirmed the observed phase transitions. The diffuseness of the phase transitions of these materials enhances with the increasing of erbium content. Themore » dielectric constant showed a strong increase near the phase transitions temperature which value depends with frequency. This phenomenon is usually observed in relaxor materials. The conduction and the dielectric relaxation are attributed to hopping of electrons among Sn{sup 2+} and Sn{sup 4+} ions.« less
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Unité de recherché de chimie des matériaux et de l’environnement UR11ES25, ISSBAT, Université de Tunis ElManar 9, Avenue Dr. Zoheir Safi, 1006 Tunis (Tunisia)
  2. Laboratoire des matériaux ferroélectriques (LFM), Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences de Sfax, Sfax (Tunisia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22348591
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Research Bulletin; Journal Volume: 51; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CALORIMETRY; ERBIUM; OXIDES; PEROVSKITES; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; POLYCRYSTALS; RAMAN EFFECT; RAMAN SPECTRA; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SOL-GEL PROCESS; SOLID SOLUTIONS; STANNATES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TIN IONS; TRANSITION TEMPERATURE