Synthesis and characterization of Na2Pb2Pr2W2Ti4Ta4O30

  • S. Behera
  • B. N. Parida
  • P. Nayak
  • Piyush R. Das


A new complex oxide (Na2Pb2Pr2W2Ti4Ta4O30) of tungsten bronze structural family has been synthesized by a high-temperature solid-state reaction (mixed-oxide) route at 1,050 °C. Room temperature structural analysis shows the formation of a single phase new compound. Study of microstructure of the pellet sample, recorded by scanning electron microscope, exhibits the uniform distribution of different size and shape of grains (with a few small voids) on the surface of the sample. Detailed studies of dielectric properties as a function of frequency and temperature show a dielectric anomaly above room temperature suggesting the existence of a ferroelectric phase transition in the material. Impedance spectroscopic analysis and electrical conductivity of the material exhibit a strong correlation between microstructure and electrical parameters. The temperature dependence of dc conductivity of the compound follows Arrhenius equation. The frequency and temperature dependence of ac conductivity (with fittings) shows the signature of Jonscher’s universal power law. The existence of non-exponential-type of conductivity relaxation in the compound was confirmed.


Constant Phase Element Tungsten Bronze Diffuse Phase Transition Modulus Analysis High Density Sample 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Behera
    • 1
  • B. N. Parida
    • 2
  • P. Nayak
    • 3
  • Piyush R. Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsHi-tech College EngineeringBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsInstitute of Technical Education & Research, S O A UniversityBhubaneswarIndia
  3. 3.School of PhysicsSambalpur UniversityBurlaIndia

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