Nd 3+ and Nb 5+ Co‐Substitution Inducing a Large Electrocaloric Response in Na 0.5 Bi 0.5 TiO 3 Lead‐Free Ceramics

Kandula, Kumara Raja and Patri, Tirupathi and Asthana, Saket (2019) Nd 3+ and Nb 5+ Co‐Substitution Inducing a Large Electrocaloric Response in Na 0.5 Bi 0.5 TiO 3 Lead‐Free Ceramics. physica status solidi (b). ISSN 0370-1972

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Nd3+ and Nb5+ co‐substituted (Na0.5Bi0.49Nd0.01)Ti1–xNbxO3 lead‐free ceramics are synthesized by conventional solid‐state reaction method. The X‐ray diffraction study revealed that NBNT‐Nb‐0 (x = 0.00) ceramics exhibit single phase monoclinic crystal with Cc phase while NBNT‐Nb‐1 (x = 0.00) ceramics exhibited a dual phase with Cc+P4mm coexistence of monoclinic and tetragonal systems. The temperature‐dependence dielectric study revealed the existence of ferroelectric and antiferroelectric transformations in two independent regions. Further temperature‐dependent strain vs. electric field measurements strengthen the ferroelectric to antiferroelectric transformation in the present ceramics. The induced electrocaloric effect (ECE) response showed that a significant change in temperature (ΔT) is obtained at 50 kV cm−1 fields: about 0.69 K for NBNT‐Nb‐0 and 0.81 K for NBNT‐Nb‐1 ceramics, respectively. The maximum isothermal entropy change (ΔS) is found to be 0.95 and 1.02 Jkg−1 K−1 for NBNT‐Nb‐0 and NBNT‐Nb‐1 ceramics obtained at 50 kV cm−1, respectively. The simultaneous presence of ECE response and isothermal change in entropy (ΔS) is an open window for great potential applications in the field of electronic devices.

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Asthana, Sakethttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-6420-3304
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2019 04:47
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2019 04:47
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/4978
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1002/pssb.201900001
OA policy: http://sherpa.mimas.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0370-1972/
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