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Journal Article


Bulletin of Materials Science, Volume 35, Number 3, p.433–438 (2012)



The effect of Co þinspace+þinspace2 doping on Cu þinspace+þinspace2 and Ti þinspace+þinspace4 sites in calcium copper titanate, CaCu 3 Ti 4 O 12 , has been examined. The doped compositions, CaCu \$\_\{{\backslash}bf 3-{\backslash}emph\{x\}\}\$ Co \$\_\{{\backslash}bf {\backslash}emph\{x\}\}\$ Ti 4 O 12 and CaCu 3 Ti \$\_\{{\backslash}bf 4-{\backslash}emph\{x\}\}\$ Co \$\_\{{\backslash}bf {\backslash}emph\{x\}\}\$ O 12 (x = 0·10) ceramics, were prepared by novel semi-wet route. In this method, calcium, copper and cobalt salts were taken in solution form and TiO 2 was used in solid form. XRD analysis confirmed the formation of single-phase materials. Structure of CaCu 3 Ti 4 O 12 does not change on doping with cobalt either on Cu-site or Ti-site and it remains cubic. Scanning electron micrographs (SEM) show average grain size of CaCu 2·9 Co 0·1 Ti 4 O 12 to be larger than CaCu 3 Ti 3·9 Co 0·1 O 12 ceramic. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) studies confined the purity of parent and Co-doped CaCu 3 Ti 4 O 12 ceramics. Dielectric constant ($ε$ r) and dielectric loss (tan $δ$) of CaCu 2·9 Co 0·1 Ti 4 O 12 is comparatively higher than that of CaCu 3 Ti 3·9 Co 0·1 O 12 ceramic at all measured frequencies and temperatures.

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K. D. Mandal, Rai, A. Kumar, Singh, L., and PARKASH, O. M., “Dielectric properties of CaCu 2·9 Co 0·1 Ti 4 O 12 and CaCu 3 Ti 3·9 Co 0·1 O 12 ceramics synthesized by semi-wet route”, Bulletin of Materials Science, vol. 35, pp. 433–438, 2012.