The book chapter mainly deals with the microwave sintering of high quality crystals of La2MMnO6 (M = Ni or Co) ceramics. Double perovskite La2MMnO6 (M = Ni or Co) ceramics with average particle size of ~65 nm were manufactured using microwave sintering at 90°C for 10 min in N2 atmosphere for the first time. The morphology, structure, composition, and magnetic properties of the prepared compacts were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), infrared spectroscopy (IR and FTIR), and physical properties measurement system (PPMS). The corresponding dielectric property was tested in the frequency range of 1 kHz–1 MHz and in the temperature range of 300–600 K, and the ceramics exhibited a relaxation-like dielectric behavior.
Part of the book: Advanced Ceramic Processing