Effects of K2O Evaporation on the Structural Properties of KSbO3 Compounds

Jongseong Park, Dae Hyeon Kim, Su Jin Park, Tae gon Lee, Mir Im, Jeong Seog Kim, Sahn Nahm

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Abstract

A specimen having a stoichiometric composition of KSbO3·(KSb) calcined at 800°C has an R3- rhombohedral structure (RS), and changes to a Pn3- cubic structure (CS) when calcined at 1100°C. Finally, a -oriented rhombohedral phase is formed in the specimen calcined at 1230°C. K/Sb ratio decreases from 1.0 in RS, 0.93 in CS, and finally to 0.85 in -oriented rhombohedral phases. On the other hand, a specimen having a K-excess composition of K1.1SbO3 calcined at 800°C shows a RS that is maintained in the K-excess specimen calcined at 1230°C. The composition of these specimens is very close to KSb. Therefore, the RS with a space group of R3- is a stable form of KSbO3. The formation of Pn3- cubic and -oriented R3- phases can be explained by the evaporation of K2O during the calcination process at temperatures above 1100°C.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016

Keywords

  • Evaporation
  • Potassium/potassium compounds
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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