Tsinghua Univ, Dept Mat Sci & Engn, State Key Lab New Ceram & Fine Proc, Beijing 100084, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing Synchrotron Radiat Lab, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
Article; Proceedings Paper
(1-x)Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O-3-xPbTiO(3) (x = 0.28-0.42) solid solution was synthesized by a B-site precursor method and characterized by high-resolution synchrotron radiation X-rays diffraction and dielectric measurement. The results indicated that composition induced phase transition is not continuous, and the intermediate monoclinic phase may exist in morphotropic phase boundary between rhombohedral and tetragonal phases in this solid solution system. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.