Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2011, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (04): 990-994.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20110428


Synthesis, Structure and Characterization of Pb1-xTbxTi1-xMnxO3 (0≤x≤0.10) Solid Solutions

FAN Min2, LI Guo-Bao1, WANG Dong-Wei3, JIN Tou-Nan2, LIAO Fu-Hui1, LIN Jian-Hua1   

  1. 1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China;
    2. College of Material Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, P. R. China;
    3. National Center for Nanoscience and Technolgy, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
  • Received:2010-12-27 Revised:2011-02-15 Published:2011-03-29
  • Contact: LI Guo-Bao, JIN Tou-Nan, LIN Jian-Hua;;
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20771008), Scientific Research Key Program of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, China (KM201010005019), and National Key Basic Research Project of China (2010CB833103).


Solid solutions of Pb1-xTbxTi1-xMnxO3 (0≤x≤0.10) were synthesized by a traditional solid state reaction and characterized by powder X-ray diffraction. The solutions crystallize in the P4mm space group at room temperature. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) measurements were performed to obtain phase transition temperatures (Tc) for the samples, and these were found to decrease with an increase in the amount of doped Tb and Mn. The temperature dependent dielectric constant shows a peak close to the Tc, indicating that the corresponding phase transition is a ferroelectric phase transition. Magnetic measurements indicate that a paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic phase transition occurs at 25 and 29 K for Pb1-xTbxTi1-xMnxO3 with x=0.08 and x=0.10, respectively.

Key words: Solid-state reaction, PbTiO3, Phase transition, Ferroelectrics, TbMnO3