Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Investigation on multifunctional properties of 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO system by ferroelectric, magnetoelectric and photovoltaic studies

Speaker : Mr. Atal Bihari Swain


Abstract :

The recently discovered lead free ferroelectric 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO (BZT-BCT) system having large piezoelectric coefficient attracted immense research interest in several fields such as electro-caloric, electro-optic, energy storage, etc. In the present work, the additional multifunctional characteristics of the compound were explored. In this regard, the field-induced structural transformation and its influence on other physical characteristics were investigated. Additionally, the magnetoelectric (ME) studies on BZT-BCT/Ni heterostructure film and BZT-BCT/NiFe2O4 laminate composites revealed giant ME voltage coefficients. Also, enhanced ME coefficient was demonstrated by a novel method of tuning the resonance modes in laminate composites. Notably, the compound exhibited a remarkable ferroelectric photovoltaic characteristics both in bulk and thin films. The observed PV response was correlated with the symmetry breaking field induced structural transformation

Key Speaker Mr. Atal Bihari Swain
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Place Seminar Room
Start Time 11:30 AM
Finish Time 1:00 PM
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