Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 217–220 | Cite as

Synthesis of BaTiO3 powder from barium titanyl oxalate (BTO) precursor employing microwave heating technique

  • Y. S. Malghe
  • A. V. Gurjar
  • S. R. Dharwadkar


Cubic barium titanate (BaTiO3) powder was synthesized by heating barium titanyl oxalate hydrate, BaTiO(C2O4)2·4H2O (BTO) precursor in microwave heating system in air at 500°C. Heating BTO in micro-wave above 600°C yielded tetragonal form of BaTiO3. Experiments repeated in silicon carbide furnace showed that BaTiO3 was formed only above 700°C. The product obtained was cubic.


Ceramics electronic materials ferroelectrics perovskites microwave synthesis BaTiO3 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. S. Malghe
    • 1
  • A. V. Gurjar
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. R. Dharwadkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe Institute of ScienceMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science DivisionTata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiIndia

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