The THz region dielectric properties of barium titanate (BaTiO3) fine particles were measured using the infrared (IR) reflection method. Prior to this measurement, to minimize the scattering light caused by surface roughness, the preparation of the dense 3D colloidal sphere arrays (colloidal crystals) with a flat surface was tried. First, the BaTiO3 fine particles were well dispersed into diethylene glycol as an organic solvent, and this BaTiO3 slurry was dried very slowly at 80 °C. Finally, the dense BaTiO3 colloidal crystals were successfully prepared. The IR reflection method was performed using these dense BaTiO3 colloidal crystals, and their IR reflection spectra were measured from 100 to 1200 cm-1. As a result, by the use of the dense BaTiO3 colloidal crystals, the high intensity reflection spectra of the BaTiO3 fine particles were successfully obtained. The spectra were analyzed using a four-parameter semi-quantum (FPSQ) model, and finally, the THz region dielectric properties were estimated for the BaTiO3 fine particles.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the European Ceramic Society|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 11 2006|
- Dielectric properties
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry