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Impedance studies on Ca0.5Sr0.5Cu3Ti4O12 ceramic oxide


Mustafa, Mazni and Wan Yusoff, Wan Mohamad Daud and Talib, Zainal Abidin and Shaari, Abdul Halim and Primus, Walter Charles (2009) Impedance studies on Ca0.5Sr0.5Cu3Ti4O12 ceramic oxide. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 17 (1). pp. 131-136. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


Ca0.5Sr0.5Cu3Ti4O12 (CSCTO) ceramic oxide was prepared using solid state reaction technique. Impedance measurement was done using High Dielectric Resolution Analyzer (Novocontrol Novotherm) from 30°C to 250°C, in the frequency range of 10-2 to 106 Hz. X-ray diffraction pattern showed a single phase with a cubic structure. In the complex impedance plot, three semi-circles were observed; these represented the grain, grain boundary and electrode effect responses. The semi-circles were fitted using a series network of three parallel RC circuits. The resistance was found to increase with the decreasing temperature. The activation energies, E a, obtained from the Arrhenius plots of CSCTO, were 0.31 eV and 0.73 eV for grain and grain boundary conductivity, respectively. The value of the grain energy was revealed as smaller than the grain boundary energy, due to the semi-conducting grain and the insulating grain boundary characteristic (Sinclair et al., 2002).

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Publisher: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Press
Keywords: CCTO; Impedance; Grain boundary; Arrhenius
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 13:37
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015 13:37
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15116
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