The study on negative dielectric properties of Al/PVA (Zn-doped)/p-Si (MPS) capacitors

  • S. DemirezenEmail author
  • E. E. Tanrıkulu
  • Ş. Altındal
Original Paper


In this research, PVA (doped with 7% Zn) was sandwiched between Al and p-Si as a polymer interfacial layer. Voltage and frequency effect on the real and imaginary components of complex dielectric constant (ε′ and ε″), electric modulus (M′ and M″), loss tangent (tan δ) and electrical conductivity (σ) of the MPS-type capacitor has been studied. Impedance spectroscopy method was used between 5 and 5000 kHz at room temperature. Almost all frequency-related parameters were found as quite susceptible, especially in the accumulation and depletion regions. These changes in real and imaginary components of dielectric properties in depletion region were attributed to the interface layer and dipole polarization, the existence of surface states (Nss) and their relaxation time (τ), especially at low frequencies. But these changes in the accumulation region were attributed to the existence of interfacial layer and series resistance (Rs) of the capacitor owing to the voltage divided between them and capacitor. As a result, frequency, applied biases, interfacial polymer layer, polarization processes, Nss and Rs of the capacitor are more effective on the values of ε′, ε″, tan δ, M′, M″ and σ. Therefore, the effects of them must be considered in determining the dielectric parameters, electric modulus, conductivity and conduction mechanisms in the capacitors with and without an interfacial layer such as insulator/oxide, polymer, ferroelectric materials.


Impedance spectroscopy method Negative dielectric properties Electric modulus Electrical conductivity 


73.20.−r 73.20.At 73.40.−c 73.30.+y 



This study was supported by Gazi University Scientific Research Project with GU-BAP.05/2018-10 Project Number and Amasya University Scientific Research Project with FMB-BAP 17-0292 Project Number.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Demirezen
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. E. Tanrıkulu
    • 2
  • Ş. Altındal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Aided Design and Animation, Vocational School of DesignAmasya UniversityAmasyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of SciencesGazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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