Fine powders of orthorhombic bismuth vanadate (Bi2 VO5·5) have been synthesized by coprecipitation method. Powder X-ray diffraction and electron microscopic techniques have been used to characterize these samples. The formation of the monophasic Bi2 VO5·5 was confirmed. The compacted powders sintered at 1070K have been characterized for their dielectric properties as a function of both temperature (300–900 K) and frequency (100 Hz–10 MHz) and found to be superior to those obtained by the conventional solid-state reaction route.
Volume 42 | Issue 3