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Barium Titanate E2

BARIUM TITANATE E2 Grade

Product Chemistry

The reaction between the oxides of Group II elements and Titanium Dioxide forms a series of titanate phases of general formula MxTiyOx+2y. These compounds are of technical interest because of their ferroelectric properties resulting from the large difference in size between for example the Ba2+ ion (1.43 A) and the Ti4+ ion (0.60A).

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BARIUM TITANATE E2 Grade

Product Chemistry

The reaction between the oxides of Group II elements and Titanium Dioxide forms a series of titanate phases of general formula MxTiyOx+2y. These compounds are of technical interest because of their ferroelectric properties resulting from the large difference in size between for example the Ba2+ ion (1.43 Å) and the Ti4+ ion (0.60Å). This allows the Ti4+ ion a high degree of mobility in the octahedral lattice. Application of an electric field to the crystal causes polarisation as the titanium Ti4+ ions are drawn over to one side of the octahedron. The tetragonal crystalline form also has a very high dielectric constant which varies with temperature. These phenomena make Titanate compounds especially important for the manufacture of ceramic capacitors in which BaTiO3 is usually the major component.

Typical Analysis

E.2 Grade (a high purity, fine particle size powder with excess Titania stoichiometry)

Percentage by weight
Barium Oxide BaO 64.50
Titanium Dioxide TiO2 34.50
Alumina Al2O3   0.05
Silica SiO2   0.05
Strontia SrO   0.20
Calcium Oxide CaO   0.05
Magnesia MgO   0.05
Sodium Oxide Na2O   0.05

(BaO+SrO/TiO2 mol.ratio = 0.98)

Physical Properties

Specific Gravity: 6.01

Melting Point: 1705°C

Loss on ignition: <0.5% (1 hr at 1000°C)

Particle Size Distribution

90% less than 5.0 microns
50% less than 2.5 microns
(Malvern Mastersizer 2000)

Handling and Safety

A safety data sheet is available on request.

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