Ultra wide range dielectric spectroscopy of strontium titanate-strontium zirconate solid solution

Takaaki Tsurumi, Takashi Teranishi, Satoshi Wada, Hirofumi Kakemoto, Osamu Fukunaga, Masafumi Nakada, Jun Akedo

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The dielectric properties vary significantly with the B-site cations in ABO3 perovskite-type oxides. In this study, we tried to understand the difference in the dielectric properties between SrTiO3 (STO, εr = 290, Qf=3000 GHz) and SrZrO3 (SZO, ε r = 30, Qf= 13700 GHz) by measuring the dielectric spectroscopy of their solid solutions in a wide frequency range. The dielectric permittivity and the loss tangent (tan δ) of SrZrxTi1-xO 3 (STZ, 0.0≦x≦ 1.0) ceramics were evaluated up to a GHz region using the planer electrode method and ring resonator method. The four-parameter-semi-quantum (FPSQ) model was employed to analyze the Infrared-reflectivity (IR-reflectivity) data of the STZ ceramics. Both dielectric properties up to the GHz region and IR reflectivity in the THz region were incorporated in the analysis to accurately determine the optical phonon parameters. Ultra wide band dielectric spectra of the SZT ceramics and the STO single crystal were presented. The ionic polarization dominantly determined the dielectric permittivity of the SZT ceramics and the STO single crystal. High permittivity of STO was due to the Slater mode. The decrease of dielectric permittivity and the Q-factor ( = 1/tan δ) with an increasing Zr content (x) in STZ ceramics was attributed to the depression of the Slater mode. The effect of the optical phonon parameters on the permittivity and tan δ in the microwave region was simulated to general ize the results obtained for the STZ ceramics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)774-781
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1333
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Dielectric relaxation
  • Dielectric spectroscopy
  • Dielectrics
  • Polarization
  • Strontium titanate
  • THz

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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