Pavunny, S. P. and Thomas, R. and Kumar, A. and Murari, N. M. and Katiyar, R. S. (2012) Dielectric properties and electrical conduction of high-k LaGdO3 ceramics. Journal of Applied Physics , 111 (10). pp. 102811-102816. ISSN 0021-8979

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The temperature and frequency dependent dielectric properties and leakage conduction mechanism in LaGdO3 (LGO) ceramics have been studied, and this material has been identified as a potential high-k candidate for the future complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) and dynamic random access memory (DRAM) technology nodes. The dielectric constant and the loss tangent at 100 kHz were similar to 21.5 and similar to 0.003, respectively, at ambient conditions without any significant temperature and voltage dependence. The ac conductivity shows the typical features of universal dynamic response (UDR) and obey the double power law sigma(ac) = sigma(dc) + A omega ''(1) + B omega ''(2) with three types of temperature dependent conduction processes involved; (i) a dc plateau (< 3 kHz) due to long range translational hopping, (ii) a mid frequency region due to the short range hopping (3-100 kHz), and (iii) a high frequency region due to localized or reorientational hopping (100-1000 kHz). The temperature dependent dc conductivity follows the Arrhenius relation with activation energies of 0.05 eV in the 200-400 K range and 0.92 eV in the 400-600 K range. The leakage current behavior reveals bulk limited Poole-Frenkel (PF) conduction mechanism and the estimated optical dielectric constant (epsilon(infinity)) is 3.6.

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