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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 46, Issue 15, pp 5079–5084 | Cite as

Dielectric characteristic and local phase transition of gallium phosphide nanosolid

  • Zhao-Chun ZhangEmail author
  • Jian-Lin Li
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Abstract

The dependences of relative dielectric permittivity, ε′r, and tangent of dielectric loss angle, tg δ, of gallium phosphide (GaP) nanosolid on frequency and temperature were investigated. The GaP nanopowders are subglobular in shape, with the average crystallite size of about 50 nm evaluated from Scherrer equation. It can be concluded that the leakage current mechanism plays an important role in the dielectric loss of the GaP nanosolid. The dielectric characteristic of the GaP nanosolid in the range 298–350 K allows to detect an ε′r or tg δ peak at 303 K that is due to local phase transitions, probably in the high hydrostatic stress field of dislocations with an edge component. Under the influence of an electric field, the high hydrostatic stress field of dislocations can undergo changes in deformation, accompanied by drastic stress-induced changes in the order parameter near the phase transition temperature, and hence, changes in the Gibbs free energy per unit volume can be found.

Keywords

Electron Spin Resonance Gibbs Free Energy Dielectric Permittivity Phase Transition Temperature External Electric Field 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina

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