Dielectric and Electrical Studies of Pr3+ Doped Nano CaSiO3 Perovskite Ceramics


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Sandhya Kulkarnia, . and Nagabhushana, B.M. and Narsimha Parvatikar, . and Anilkumar Koppalkar, . and Shivakumara, C. and Damle, R. (2014) Dielectric and Electrical Studies of Pr3+ Doped Nano CaSiO3 Perovskite Ceramics. Materials Research Bulletin, 50. pp. 197-202. ISSN 00255408


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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2013.10.029


CaSiO3 nano-ceramic powder doped with Pr3+ has been prepared by solution combustion method. The powder Ca0.95Pr0.05SiO3 is investigated for its dielectric and electrical properties at room temperature to study the effect of doping. The sample is characterized by X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. The size of either of volume elements of CaSiO3:Pr3+ estimated from transmission electron microscopy is about 180–200 nm. The sample shows colossal dielectric response at room temperature. This colossal dielectric behaviour follows Debye-type relaxation and can be explained by Maxwell–Wagner (MW) polarization. However, analysis of impedance and electric modulus data using Cole–Cole plot shows that it deviates from ideal Debye behaviour resulting from the distribution of relaxation times. The distribution in the relaxation times may be attributed to existence of electrically heterogeneous grains, insulating grain boundary, and electrode contact regions. Doping, thus, results in substantial modifications in the dielectric and electrical properties of the nano-ceramic CaSiO3.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nanoceramics; Perovskites; Dielectric Properties; Electric Modulus; AC Conductivity
Subjects: Faculty of Science > Pure Sciences > Physics
Divisions: Jnana Bharathi / Central College Campus > Department of Physics
Depositing User: Mr. Ramaprasad C
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2016 06:39
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 06:39
URI: http://eprints-bangaloreuniversity.in/id/eprint/4319

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