INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
"Study of the oxides PbTi(x)Hf(1-x)O3"
A. LÓPEZ GARCÍA; R. E. ALONSO; M. A. DE LA RUBIA; J. DE FRUTOS
Congreso; Humbolt Kolleg 2010; 2011
In this work, the hyperfine quadrupole interaction at Ta-doped PbTi1-xHfxO3 polycrystalline samples is studied for the first time. Powders with x= 0.25, 0.50 and 0.75 were prepared and characterized by XRD. Perturbed Angular Correlation (PAC) analyses were done as a function of temperature, using low concentration 181Ta nuclei as probes. In the ferroelectric and paraelectric phases of these compounds two sites were occupied by the probes. For each site the quadrupole frequency, asymmetry and relative distribution width parameters were obtained as a function of temperature above and below the Curie temperature (TC). One of these sites was assigned to the regular Ti-Hf site, while the other one was assigned to some kind of defect. The behavior of the hyperfine parameters as a function of temperature was analyzed in terms of a recent published phase diagram and the presence of disorder below and above TC. For the three compositions measured, the obtained hyperfine parameters present discontinuities which correspond to the ferroelectric-paraelectric phase transition. In both phases it was found broad frequency distributed interactions. The disorder in the electronic distribution would be the responsible of the broad line width of the hyperfine interaction. Oral presentation