IAM - Ceramic Materials and Technologies

High-field/high-frequency EPR of paramagnetic functional centers in Cu2+- and Fe3+-modified polycrystalline Pb[ZrxTi1-x]O-3 ferroelectrics

  • Author:

    Eichel, R. A.; Mestric, H.; Dinse, K. P.; Ozarowski, A.; van Tol, J.; Brunel, L. C.; Kungl, H.; Hoffmann, M. J.

  • Source:

    MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN CHEMISTRY 43 (2005), S166-S173 

  • High-field/high-frequency EPR of paramagnetic functional centers in Cu2+- and Fe3+-modified polycrystalline Pb[ZrxTi1-x]O-3 ferroelectrics.

Abstract

Copper(II)- and iron(III)-modified Pb[ZrxTi1-x]O-3 ferroelectrics were investigated by means of highfield/high-frequency EPR. The results obtained suggest that CU2+ and Fe3+ both substitute as acceptor centers for [ZrTi](4+). Whereas for the iron-doped system the charge compensating oxygen vacancies (VO) lead to the formation of charged (Fe'(Ti)- VO) defect associates, no such associates have been observed for the copper-modified system. As regards the morphotropic phase boundary, the model of a mesoscopic mixing of the pure-member phases has been refined to a picture in which a nanoscale composition distribution prevails.