A production of polycrystalline phase with glassy precursor, i.e., glass-ceramics processing, has a great potential to fabricate the sophisticated materials. In this study, we have prepared the Bi2O 3-Fe2O3-BaO-B2O3 system precursor, in which BiFeO3 phase is crystallizable, and examined the phase formation and physical properties in resulting glass-ceramics. We found both ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism in the glass-ceramics consisting of BiFeO3 phase, i.e., multiferroic glass-ceramics. This study has demonstrated an alternative method for synthesis of polycrystalline BiFeO 3 material.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)