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2017

A-site (Ce3+) doped-BaTiO3 (BCT) nanopowders

Literature report

– 2 contributions to international conferences

I.1. Preparation by the “acetate” route of the sol-gel method of Ce3+– doped BaTiO3 (BCT) nanopowders

I.2. Complex characterization (phase purity, structure and morphology) of Ce3+ doped-BT (BCT) nanopowders synthesized by the “acetate” route of the sol-gel method

I.3. Preparation by the modified sol-gel method (Pechini procedure) of Ce3+ doped-BT (BCT) nanopowders

I.4. Complex ccharacterization (phase purity, structure and morphology) of Ce3+-doped BaTiO3 (BCT) nanopowders synthesized by the modified sol-gel method

2018

A-site (Ce3+) doped-BaTiO3 (BCT) multiscale-structured ceramics, 2D and 1D nanostructures

– 1 paper in ISI-quoted journal

– Contributions to national and international conferences

II.1. Elaboration of microstructured BCT ceramics by conventional sintering (CS)

II.2. Complex characterization (phase composition, microstructure, electrical properties) of BCT microstructured ceramics obtained by conventional sintering (CS)

II.3. Elaboration of ultra-dense, submicronic BCT ceramics consolidated by spark plasma sintering (SPS)

II.4. Complex characterization (phase composition, microstructure, electrical properties) of BCT ceramics obtained by spark plasma sintering (SPS)

II.5. Preparation of multilayered Ce3+-doped BaTiO3 (BCT) thin films by the sol-gel method

II.6. Complex characterization of multilayered BCT thin films (phase purity, topography, structure, microstructure, functional properties)

II.7. Elaboration of 1D Ce3+-doped BaTiO3 (BCT) nanostructures by a template-mediated sol-gel route

II.8. Complex characterization of 1D BCT nanostructures (phase purity, structure, morphology, topography, functional properties) – first part

2019

III.1. Complex characterization of 1D BCT nanostructures (phase purity, structure, morphology, topography, functional properties) – second part

– 1 paper in ISI-quoted journal

– Contributions to national and international conferences

B-site (Hf4+) doped-BaTiO3 (BTH) nanopowders and related multiscale-structured ceramics

III.2. Preparation by the sol-gel method of Hf4+ doped-BaTiO3 (BTH) nanopowders

III.3. Complex characterization (phase purity, structure and particle size / morphology) of BTH nanopowders

III.4. Elaboration of microstructured BTH ceramics by conventional sintering (CS)

III.5. Complex characterization (phase purity, structure, microstructure, electrical properties) of BTH ceramics consolidated by conventional sintering (CS)

III.6. Elaboration of BTH ceramics by spark plasma sintering (SPS)

III.7. Complex characterization (phase purity, structure, microstructure, electrical properties) of BTH ceramics consolidated by spark plasma sintering (SPS)

III.8. Comparative study of phase transitions and ferroelectric-relaxor crossover in the as-prepared BTH ceramics