Colossal permittivity in TiO2co-doped by donor Nb and isovalent Zr

Chao Yang, Xianhua Wei, Jianhua Hao

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Effect of isovalent Zr dopant on the colossal permittivity (CP) properties was investigated in (Zr + Nb) co-doped rutile TiO 2 ceramics, i.e., Nb 0.5%Zr xTi 1−xO 2. Compared with those of single Nb-doped TiO 2, the CP properties of co-doped samples showed better frequency-stability with lower dielectric losses. Especially, a CP up to 6.4 × 10 4 and a relatively low dielectric loss (0.029) of x = 2% sample were obtained at 1 kHz and room temperature. Moreover, both dielectric permittivity and loss were nearly independent of direct current bias, and measuring temperature from room temperature to around 100°C. Based on X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the formation of oxygen vacancies was suppressed due to the incorporation of Zrions. Furthermore, it induced the enhancement of the conduction activation energy according to the impedance spectroscopy. The results will provide a new routine to achieve a low dielectric loss in the CP materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • XPS
  • colossal permittivity
  • doped TiO
  • impedance spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Materials Chemistry

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