The microstructure of Ba(Cd1/3Ta2/3)O3 ceramics with boron additive was investigated by high-resolution and analytical electron microscopy. Superlattice reflections were present at positions of (h ± 1/3, k ± 1/3, 1 ± 1/3) away from the fundamental reflections in the [1??10] zone diffraction pattern for the pseudocubic perovskite unit cell. Lattice images showed a well-ordered structure with hexagonal symmetry. No boron segregation and amorphous phase was observed along grain boundaries. An amorphous phase rich in boron-oxide was observed to form pockets partially penetrating along multiple grain junctions.
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