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Effect of the addition of B2O3 and BaO-B2O3-SiO2 glasses on the microstructure and dielectric properties of giant dielectric constant material CaCu3Ti4O12

Prakash, B Shri and Varma, KBR (2007) Effect of the addition of B2O3 and BaO-B2O3-SiO2 glasses on the microstructure and dielectric properties of giant dielectric constant material CaCu3Ti4O12. In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 180 (6). pp. 1918-1927.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2007.04.018

Abstract

The effect of the addition of glassy phases on the microstructure and dielectric properties of CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO) ceramics was investigated. Both single-component (B2O3) and multi-cornponent (30wt% BaO-60wt% B2O3-10wt% SiO2 (BBS)) glass systems were chosen to study their effect on the density, microstructure and dielectric properties of CCTO. Addition of an optimum amount of B2O3 glass facilitated grain growth and an increase in dielectric constant. However, further increase in the B2O3 content resulted in its segregation at the grain boundaries associated with a reduction in the grain size. In contrast, BBS glass addition resulted in well-faceted grains and increase in the dielectric constant and decrease in the dielectric loss. An internal barrier layer capacitance (IBLC) model was invoked to correlate the dielectric constant with the grain size in these samples. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 08:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/26208

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