Electric Relaxation in Nb6VSb3O25-Ceramics
T. Groń a, E. Filipek b, M. Piz b, Z. Kukuła a and S. Pawlusa,c
aInstitute of Physics, University of Silesia, Uniwersytecka 4, 40-007 Katowice, Poland
bDepartment of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, West Pomeranian University of Technology, al. Piastów 42, 71-065 Szczecin, Poland
cSilesian Center for Education and Interdisciplinary Research, University of Silesia, 75 Pułku Piechoty 1A, 41-500 Chorzów, Poland
Received: November 22, 2015; In final form: February 19, 2016
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Broadband dielectric spectroscopy measurements of Nb6VSb3O25 showed that in both the real (ε') and imaginary (ε'') components of permittivity there is visible relaxation process strongly obscured by dc conductivity. Application of the electric modulus representation of the data enables to study temperature evolution of this relaxation together with conductivity relaxation. It was showed that the activation energies for both processes are close. Low-frequency loss tangent increases strongly with temperature, suggesting that in the compound under study additional energy losses are associated with the conduction of electric current, as determined by the Joule-Lenz law.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.129.355
PACS numbers: 77.22.Ch, 77.22.Gm, 77.84.Bw