Dielectric properties of barium titanate ceramics with nano-sized domain

Yoichi Kigoshi, Saki Hatta, Takashi Teranishi, Takuya Hoshina, Hiroaki Takeda, Osamu Sakurai, Takaaki Tsurumi

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Barium titanate (BaTiO3) ceramics with various grain sizes from 0.7 to 13 μm on average were prepared by a conventional sintering method, a two-step sintering method and a rate controlled two-step sintering method. The permittivity of the ceramics was increased with decreasing grain size to 1.1 μm on average. However, the permittivity of the ceramics was decreased when the grain size was below 1 μm. The field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) observations revealed that the 90° domain width decreased with decreasing the grain size. By ultrawide range dielectric spectra from kHz to THz range of the BaTiO3 ceramics, the domain contribution to the permittivity was investigated. For the BaTiO3 ceramics with grain sizes over 1 μm, the dipole polarizability and the ionic polarizability were enhanced by high domain-wall density. In contrast, for the BaTiO 3 ceramics with grain sizes below 1 μm, these polarizabilities were weakened.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectroceramics in Japan XIII
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 29 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Oct 23 2009Oct 24 2009

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Other9th Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan



  • Barium titanate
  • Dielectric property
  • Domain
  • Polarization
  • Size effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Kigoshi, Y., Hatta, S., Teranishi, T., Hoshina, T., Takeda, H., Sakurai, O., & Tsurumi, T. (2010). Dielectric properties of barium titanate ceramics with nano-sized domain. In Electroceramics in Japan XIII (pp. 27-30). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 445). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.445.27