Solid solutions of BiFeO and PbZrO3 were investigated for crystallographic and dielectric properties. A new pseudocubic perovskite phase was found, which has been tentatively indexed as orthorhombic with the same unit cell as PbZrO3 but with dielectric properties characteristic of a ferroelectric substance. The Curie point in this series of solid solutions has a minimum of about 155°C at a composition of about (PbZrO3)0.80 (BiFeO3)0.20, which at room temperature lies on the boundary between the orthorhombic antiferroelectric and the pseudocubic ferroelectric phases. This composition has a relative dielectric constant of 800 at room temperature and shows appreciable dielectric nonlinearity. The Curie point rises to about 400°C for (PbZrO3)0.50 (BiFeO3)0.50 and is extrapolated to about 900°C for pure BiFeO3, in agreement with previous data from similar solid solutions. It is felt that this is additional evidence that the distortion from cubic symmetry in BiFeO3 may be of ferroelectric origin.
R. Gerson et al., "Ferroelectric Properties of PbZrO₃-BiFeO₃ Solid Solutions," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 55 - 60, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Jan 1967.
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