Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 24, pp 10275–10283 | Cite as

Impedance spectroscopy and conductivity studies on B site modified (Na0.5Bi0.5)(NdxTi1 − 2xNbx)O3 ceramics

  • Syed Mahboob
  • G. Prasad
  • Gobburu S. KumarEmail author


Nd and Nb doped sodium bismuth titanate ceramics have been synthesized and characterized. Structural properties were obtained based on the XRD pattern analysis, indicating rhombohedral symmetry at room temperature. Impedance and conductivity (DC and AC) studies were done on polycrystalline samples. The results indicate that DC and AC conduction occurs by different mechanism in each case. The possible mechanism in the present case is discussed.


Activation Energy Dielectric Relaxor Charged Defect Ionize Oxygen Vacancy High Temperature Side 



The authors would like to thank DRDO, Delhi, India for the financial support for carrying out the present research work. One of the authors Mr. Syed Mahboob would like to thank Head Department of Physics, Osmania University for providing XRD facility and to the Head, Paleontology department, GSI, Hyderabad for extending the SEM facility.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Materials Research Laboratory, Department of PhysicsOsmania UniversityHyderabadIndia

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