Novel Ceramic Materials, Chapter 15


Synthesis and Structural Characterizations of Na1-xKxNb0.95Sb0.05O3

S. Sasikumar, R. Saravanan

Solid solutions of lead free ceramics of Na1-xKxNb0.95Sb0.05O3 (x=0.01, 0.03 and 0.05) were prepared by the conventional solid state reaction method. The formation of perovskite structure of the prepared ceramics was confirmed by means of room temperature powder X-ray diffraction. X-ray powder diffraction analyses revealed the persistence of an orthorhombic phase. The crystal structures were refined using profile refinement. Aggregated average particle sizes were evaluated using scanning electron microscopy. Elemental compositional analysis was carried out using energy dispersive spectrum.

Crystal Structure, X-Ray Diffraction, Rietveld Analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy

Published online 6/1/2016, 11 pages

DOI: 10.21741/9781945291036-15

Part of Novel Ceramic Materials

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