|標題:||A low-temperature specific heat study of giant dielectric constant materials|
|作者:||Sun, C. P.|
Mei, W. N.
Yang, H. D.
Institute of Physics
|摘要:||A low-temperature specific heat study has been performed on the insulating giant dielectric constant material CaCu(3)Ti(4)O(12) and two related compounds, Bi(2/3)Cu(3)Ti(4)O(12) and La(0.5)Na(0.5)Cu(3)Ti(4)O(12), from 0.6 to 10 K. From analyzing the specific heat data in a very low-temperature range, 0.6-1.5 K, and moderately low-temperature range, 1.5-5 K, in addition to the expected Debye terms, we observed significant contributions originating from the linear and Einstein terms, which we attributed as the manifestation of low-lying elementary excitations due to lattice vibrations occurring at the grain boundaries and induced by local defects. Together with the findings on electronic and mechanical properties, a phenomenological model is proposed to explain the high dielectric constant behavior in both low and high frequency regions.|
|期刊:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER|