IAM - Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Determination of functional center local environment in copper-modified Pb[Zr0.54Ti0.46]O-3 ceramics

  • Author:

    Eichel, R. A.; Kungl, H.; Hoffmann, M. J.

  • Source:

    JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 95 (2004), 12, 8092–8096 

  • Determination of functional center local environment in copper-modified Pb[Zr0.54Ti0.46]O-3 ceramics.

Abstract

Ferroelectric copper(II)-modified polycrystalline Pb[Zr0.54Ti0.46]O-3 ceramics with a dopant concentration of 0.25 mol % were investigated by means of electron paramagnetic resonance and hyperfine sublevel correlation spectroscopy. Special emphasis was put on the resolution of the Pb-207 hyperfine couplings, which were resolved in the first and second coordination sphere. The results prove that copper is incorporated at the octahedrally coordinated [Zr,Ti] site, acting as an acceptor and disfavor a directly coordinated oxygen vacancy to the copper center for charge compensation.