Impact of perovskite layer stacking on dielectric responses in KCa 2 Nan-3 Nbn O3n+1 (n=3-6) Dion-Jacobson homologous series

Bao Wen Li*, Minoru Osada, Yasuo Ebina, Tadashi C. Ozawa, Renzhi Ma, Takayoshi Sasaki

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The dielectric properties of KCa2 Nan-3 Nb n O3n+1 (n=3-6) Dion-Jacobson homologous series have been investigated. The dielectric constants (ε) increase with the number of octahedral units (n), and the n=6 compound (KCa2 Na3 Nb6 O19) exhibits a stable dielectric response with ε=∼500 between 1 kHz and 1 MHz. This n -dependent behavior is similar to those observed in other layered perovskites such as Ruddlesden-Popper and Aurivillius phases. Raman scattering studies reveal that increase in n in KCa2 Nan-3 Nbn O3n+1 leads to higher polarizability of the lattice and softening of the lowest-frequency phonon mode, which is responsible for the observed enhancement in ε with n.

Original languageEnglish
Article number182903
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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