Dielectric properties of spinel ceramic Fe1.8V1.2O4

Na Liu, YuHang Wang, LiuWan Zhang
2012 Chinese Science Bulletin  
Spinel vanadates possess rich physics arising from the interaction among spin, orbital and lattice degrees of freedom. We report the dielectric properties of polycrystalline Fe 1.8 V 1.2 O 4 . A thermally activated dielectric relaxation appeared in low temperature due to the inhomogeneous conductivity between grains and grain boundaries. We found an artificial ferroelecticity in this sample. An abnormal frequency-independent dielectric peak appeared at room temperature when the samples were
more » ... he samples were measured during warming in ambient air. However, this peak disappeared in the following cooling process. By dielectric frequency spectrum and equivalent circuit analysis in detail, we found the sample had a surface layer in warming but not in cooling process. We also confirmed that this surface layer was induced by the adsorption of water, which is responsible for the dielectric peak. spinel, ferroelectricity, dielectric, surface layer Citation:
doi:10.1007/s11434-012-5570-8 fatcat:ijwqlh5hljekbdicg3j5bgm45u