To elucidate the origin of the colossal dielectric response (CDR) of Ca Cu3 Ti4 O12 (CCTO), multilayer thin films of CCTO interposed in insulating CaTi O3 (CTO) were synthesized using a pulsed laser deposition technique. The capacitance C of CTO/CCTO/CTO films with different layer thicknesses is measured. After removing the capacitance of CTO by extrapolating C to zero CTO thickness, the real part of dielectric constant of CCTO is estimated to be 329-435, which is much smaller than the reported value for CCTO thin films. This fact indicates that the CDR of CCTO is extrinsic and originates from an internal barrier layer capacitor.
|Journal||Applied Physics Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)