Complex Dielectric Spectroscopy Characterization of a Li0.982Ta1.004O3 Ferroelectric Single Crystal


The dielectric properties of a c-oriented ferroelectric Li0.982Ta1.004O3 single crystal have been investigated. The frequency and the temperature dependence of the dielectric properties have been measured from 500 to 650°C at frequencies ranging from 5 to 106 Hz. Both blocking and non-blocking electrodes were used for separating the electrode effect from the crystal bulk dielectric response. A low-frequency dispersion was identified to be due to the contribution of Li+ ionic carriers. Based on the electrical measurement data and complex nonlinear least squares fitting, an equivalent circuit is proposed to represent the dielectric properties of the single crystal.

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Dong, M., Gerhardt, R.A. Complex Dielectric Spectroscopy Characterization of a Li0.982Ta1.004O3 Ferroelectric Single Crystal. MRS Online Proceedings Library 500, 195 (1997).

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