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Dielectric investigations in nanostructured tetragonal BaTiO3 ceramics

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Silveira, L. G. D. [1] ; Alves, M. F. S. [1] ; Cotica, L. F. [1] ; Gotardo, R. A. M. [2] ; Nascimento, W. J. [2] ; Garcia, D. [2] ; Eiras, J. A. [2] ; Santos, I. A. [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Estadual Maringa, Dept Fis, BR-87020900 Maringa, Parana - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Fis, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Materials Research Bulletin; v. 48, n. 5, p. 1772-1777, MAY 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 12

In this paper, structural and dielectric properties of BaTiO3 ceramics obtained under extreme conditions were investigated. The temperature dependent dielectric investigations revealed that the phase transition temperatures of the BaTiO3 ceramics were raised as a function of residual strains associated to the nanostructuration, while structural characterizations showed a tetragonal arrangement at room temperature. From the frequency dependence analyses of the imaginary parts of dielectric permittivity, impedance and modulus function, three relaxation processes were identified. Two of them exhibit activation energies of 0.45 and 0.63 eV, and were attributed to single and double-ionization of oxygen vacancies. The whole set of results also indicated that the electrons resulting from the ionization of oxygen vacancies are trapped and do not contribute to the electrical conductivity, while the physical properties of the analyzed samples were enhanced by retaining a strained microstructure. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/04025-0 - Nanostructured multifunctional multiferroic materials: synthesis, properties, phenomenology and applications
Grantee:José Antonio Eiras
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants