Electroceramics: Characterization by Impedance Spectroscopy

John Thomas Sirr Irvine, Derek Sinclair, Anthony West

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Electroceramics are advanced materials whose properties and applications depend on the close control of structure, composition, ceramic texture, dopants and dopant (or defect) distribution. Impedance spectroscopy is a powerful technique for unravelling the complexities of such materials, which functions by utilizing the different frequency dependences of the constituent components for their separation. Thus, electrical inhomogeneities in ceramic electrolytes, electrode/electrolyte interfaces, surface layers on glasses, ferroelectricity, positive temperature coefficient of resistance behavior and even ferrimagnetism can all be probed, successfully, using this technique.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-138
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1990


  • Ferroelectric Ceramics; Grain Boundary Capacitances; Ceramic Electrolytes; Surface Layers on Glasses; Ferromagnetic Ceramics


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