Inorganic Materials

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 87–93 | Cite as

Oxidation of reduced Y-Doped semiconducting barium titanate ceramics

  • O. I. V’yunov
  • L. L. Kovalenko
  • A. G. Belous
  • V. N. Belyakov


Oxidation-induced microstructural changes in reduced yttrium-doped barium titanate (Ba1-xYxTi 1-x 4+ Ti x 3+ O3) are studied using samples sintered in a reducing atmosphere (\(p_{O_2}\) = 10−4Pa) and then oxidized in air at 1150 and 1350°C. The results indicate that oxidation leads to precipitation of Ba6Ti17O40 and, at relatively high doping levels, Y2Ti2O7. These phases increase the electrical resistance of the outer layer of the grains in the ceramics.


Oxidation Precipitation Atmosphere Inorganic Chemistry Titanate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. I. V’yunov
    • 1
  • L. L. Kovalenko
    • 1
  • A. G. Belous
    • 1
  • V. N. Belyakov
    • 1
  1. 1.National Academy of Sciences of UkraineVernadsky Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryKievUkraine

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