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Correction published on 19 June 2012, see Coatings 2012, 2(2), 94.

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Coatings 2012, 2(2), 64-75; doi:10.3390/coatings2020064

Microstructure and Properties of Plasma Sprayed Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Ceramics

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Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00, Praha 8, Czech Republic
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Department of Electrotechnology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Technická 2, 166 27, Praha 6, Czech Republic
This paper is dedicated in memoriam to Hanna Boldyryeva.
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Received: 9 January 2012 / Revised: 8 March 2012 / Accepted: 12 March 2012 / Published: 28 March 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Thermal Spray Coatings for Emerging Applications)
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Abstract

Lead zirconate titanate (PZT) was plasma sprayed onto various substrates of different character. Additionally, a free-standing body made by plasma spraying was investigated. X-ray diffraction analyses of a decomposition of the as-sprayed coating products detected components of the PT-PZ system as well as binary oxides—PbO and ZrO2. Due to the comparatively complex phase character, the Curie temperature monitored by DTA, had a smeared appearance without pronounced maxima. The corresponding electrical properties are comparable with those typically observed for CaTiO3, but are worse than the normal values of bulk PZT due to defective stoichiometry.
Keywords: plasma spraying; electroceramics; PZT; phase composition; permittivity plasma spraying; electroceramics; PZT; phase composition; permittivity
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Ctibor, P.; Pala, Z.; Boldyryeva, H.; Sedláček, J.; Kmetík, V. Microstructure and Properties of Plasma Sprayed Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Ceramics. Coatings 2012, 2, 64-75.

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