Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

May 2004


(Na1/2La1/2)(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 undergoes a series of phase transitions that involve cation order on the A- and B-sites of the parent perovskite structure. At high temperatures both sites contain a random distribution of cations; below 1275°C a 〈111〉 layering of Mg and Nb leads to the formation of a 1:2 ordered structure with a monoclinic supercell. A second transition was observed at 925°C, where the Na and La cations order onto alternate A-site positions along the 〈001〉 direction of the parent subcell. By quenching samples from above 1275°C to preserve the disorder on the B-site, a fourth variant of this compound was obtained by inducing A-site order through a subsequent anneal at 900°C. Although the changes in structure do not produce significant alterations in the relative permittivity (εr ~ 35), they do have a significant effect on the value of the temperature coefficient of the capacitance.


Copyright The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted from Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 87, Issue 5, May 2004, pages 859-863.



Date Posted: 03 December 2004

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