The feasibility of the acetylacetonate-Ti isopropoxide complex as a new precursor for synthesis of Ti-based perovskite particles under hydrothermal conditions has been demonstrated. Perovskite powders including BaTiO3, PbTiO3, PZT, PLZT, and SrTiO3 were prepared by reacting the acetylacetonate-modified Ti precursor in metal acetate aqueous salt solution under hydrothermal conditions. Synthesis parameters including reaction time and temperature, feedstock concentration, and reaction medium significantly influence particle characteristics of the hydrothermally derived perovskite powders. It is proposed that use of the acetylacetonate-modified Ti precursor promotes intimate mixing among multicomponent reacting species at the molecular level and promotes particle formation through a dissolution/recrystallization mechanism.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the support Cabot Performance Materials Inc., Boyertown, PA for partial support of this work. The authors would also like to thank the Major Analytical Instrumentation Center (MAIC) at the University of Florida for assistance in the characterization of materials.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Materials Science
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering