A high dielectric loss is one of the difficulties that hinder the application of colossal permittivity (CP) materials. Here we report the CP behaviors in ceramics of rutile (Mg + Nb) co-doped TiO2, i.e., (Mg1/3Nb2/3)xTi1-xO2. The room-temperature dielectric properties of the pure homogenous ceramics include a relatively high CP (>104) and an acceptable dielectric loss (<0.1) at frequencies from 102to 105Hz in the doping concentration range of 0.5% to 7%. In particular, an excellent low dielectric loss of 0.0083 and a high dielectric permittivity of 3.87 × 104at 1 kHz were obtained for the 1% doped sample. Moreover, the temperature stability (room temperature ∼ 180 °C) and frequency stability (102-105Hz) of the CP properties were studied. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy suggests that the superior CP properties could be explained by the electron-pinned defect-dipole mechanism.
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- Materials Chemistry