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Low-temperature polaronic relaxations with variable range hopping conductivity in FeTiMO(6) (M = Ta,Nb,Sb)

Deshpande, SK and Achary, SN and Mani, Rohini and Gopalakrishnan, J and Tyagi, AK (2011) Low-temperature polaronic relaxations with variable range hopping conductivity in FeTiMO(6) (M = Ta,Nb,Sb). In: Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 84 (6). 064301-1-064301-7.

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Abstract

Low-temperature dielectric measurements on FeTiMO(6) (M = Ta,Nb,Sb) rutile-type oxides at frequencies from 0.1 Hz to 10 MHz revealed anomalous dielectric relaxations with frequency dispersion. Unlike the high-temperature relaxor response of these materials, the low-temperature relaxations are polaronic in nature. The relationship between frequency and temperature of dielectric loss peak follows T(-1/4) behavior. The frequency dependence of ac conductivity shows the well-known universal dielectric response, while the dc conductivity follows Mott variable range hopping (VRH) behavior, confirming the polaronic origin of the observed dielectric relaxations. The frequency domain analysis of the dielectric spectra shows evidence for two relaxations, with the high-frequency relaxations following Mott VRH behavior more closely. Significantly, the Cr- and Ga-based analogs, CrTiNbO(6) and GaTiMO(6) (M = Ta,Nb), that were also studied, did not show these anomalies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2011 10:25
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2012 06:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/40408

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