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Dielectric behavior of b-SiC nanopowders in air between 30 and 400˚C


See, Alex and Hassan, Jumiah and Hashim, Mansor and Abdul Wahab, Zaidan and Abdul Halim, Dayang Nur Fazliana and Abdullah, Mutia Suhaibah and Azis, Raba’ah Syahidah (2016) Dielectric behavior of b-SiC nanopowders in air between 30 and 400˚C. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 27 (7). pp. 6623-6629. ISSN 0957-4522; ESSN: 1573-482X


Silicon carbide (SiC) is regarded as a semi-conductor and thus characterized mainly for its electrical conductivity. However, SiC does exhibit significant electrical resistance at low ambient temperatures and represents a possible dielectric insulator. In this paper, the dielectric properties of the b-SiC nanopowders were examined by X-ray diffraction and dielectric spectroscopy within the humid Malaysian environment. Research emphasis is placed on the stable dielectric behavior of the nanopowder itself as the nanopowder phase is susceptible to hydroxyloxidization as mentioned by the nanopowder manufacturer. The XRD results identified the presence of b-SiC peaks whereas EDX detected minor oxygen presence in the nanopowder. Dielectric permittivity response of the nanopowder pellet indicated stable Quasi-DC dielectric behavior from 30 to 400° C with minor increments of the initial relative dielectric permittivity at the lower temperatures. The relative dielectric permittivity of the SiC nanoparticles was determined to be 44 (30° C) to 31 (400° C) at 1MHz. Arrhenius plot of the dielectric data resulted in a two linear energy activation plots due to possible hopping mechanisms within the SiC nanoparticles covalent structure. Overall, the b-SiC nanopowder exhibited a stable Quasi-DC behavior at the measured temperatures.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Institute of Advanced Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-016-4608-0
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Dielectric; Nanopowders
Depositing User: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 03:35
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 03:35
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55513
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