Transformation of Thermal Expansion from Large Volume Contraction to Nonlinear Strong Negative Thermal Expansion in PbTiO3−Bi(Co1−xFex)OPerovskites

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Author(s)

  • Zhao Pan
  • Xingxing Jiang
  • Runze Yu
  • Zheshuai Lin
  • Jun Chen
  • Masaki Azuma
  • Xianran Xing

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23610-23616
Journal / PublicationACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Volume14
Issue number20
Online published11 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2022
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Controlling negative thermal expansion (NTE) is an important topic in the study of NTE materials. Generally, a large magnitude of NTE with a wide NTE operation temperature window is preferable for applications of NTE materials, as a stronger NTE can be used to tailor the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of materials with positive thermal expansion by forming composites more efficiently. However, controlling the NTE in single-phase materials is still a significant challenge. In present study, we proposed a promising method to control the thermal expansion from large volume contraction in a limited temperature widow (x = 0, ΔV = -4.8%, 675-700 °C) to a nonlinear strong NTE over a wider temperature range (x = 0.8, α¯= -6.12 × 10-5/°C, RT to 600 °C) by means of adjusting the proportion of cations with different ferroelectric activities in 0.5PbTiO3-0.5Bi(Co1-xFex)O3 ferroelectrics. The obtained NTE was stronger than many of the currently available NTE materials, and the operation window of NTE was also in an extended temperature range. The unusual transformation is well explained by the spontaneous volume ferroelectrostriction effect, which was evidenced by joint experimental and theoretical studies. The present work not only may pave the way for controllable large NTE in PbTiO3-based ferroelectrics but also could be extended to magnetic NTE materials, whose NTE is coupled with magnetism.

Research Area(s)

  • negative thermal expansion, perovskite, phase transition, synchrotron X-ray diffraction, tetragonality

Citation Format(s)

Transformation of Thermal Expansion from Large Volume Contraction to Nonlinear Strong Negative Thermal Expansion in PbTiO3−Bi(Co1−xFex)OPerovskites. / Pan, Zhao; Jiang, Xingxing; Yu, Runze et al.
In: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 14, No. 20, 25.05.2022, p. 23610-23616.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review