AC Dependence of Electrical Properties of SiOx/ZrO2 Multilayer Nanocomposites with Si Nanocrystals

  • T. N. KoltunowiczEmail author
  • K. Czarnacka
  • A. K. Fedotov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The following paper presents the method of obtaining silicon nanocrystals in a matrix of zirconium dioxide and the results of measurements of electrical properties. The tested material was produced by alternating vacuum evaporation with SiOx and ZrO2 and then annealed to obtain silicon nanocrystals. The measurement parameters in the function of temperature and frequency were: capacitance, resistance, the angle of phase shift and tangent of dielectric losses. On this basis, and referring to the dimensions of the sample, conductivity was determined as a function of temperature and frequency. Thanks to this, the mechanism of charge transfer and the nature of the material have been proposed.


Nanocomposites Nanocrystals Conductivity Electrical properties 



This research was partially supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education as a statute tasks of the Lublin University of Technology, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 8620/E-361/S/2018 (S-28/E/2018), entitled “Researches of electrical, magnetic, thermal and mechanical properties of modern electrotechnical and electronic materials, including nanomaterials and electrical devices and their components, in order to determination of suitability for use in electrical engineering and to increase the efficiency of energy management”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. N. Koltunowicz
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Czarnacka
    • 2
  • A. K. Fedotov
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Devices and High Voltage TechnologyLublin University of TechnologyLublinPoland
  2. 2.University of Life Sciences in LublinLublinPoland
  3. 3.Belarusian State UniversityMinskBelarus

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