Results in Physics, pp.180-185, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
In this study, praseodymium barium cobalt oxide nanofiber interfacial layer was sandwiched between Au and n-Si. Frequency and voltage dependence of epsilon', epsilon', tan delta, electric modulus (M' and M '') and sigma(ac) of PrBaCoO nanofiber capacitor have been investigated by using impedance spectroscopy method. The obtained experimental results show that the values of epsilon', epsilon', tand, M', M '' and sigma(ac) of the PrBaCoO nanofiber capacitor are strongly dependent on frequency of applied bias voltage. The values of epsilon', epsilon '' and tand show a steep decrease with increasing frequency for each forward bias voltage, whereas the values of sigma(ac) and the electric modulus increase with increasing frequency. The high dispersion in epsilon' and epsilon '' values at low frequencies may be attributed to the Maxwell-Wagner and space charge polarization. The high values of epsilon' may be due to the interfacial effects within the material, PrBaCoO nanofibers interfacial layer and electron effect. The values of M ' and M '' reach a maximum constant value corresponding to M-infinity approximate to 1/epsilon(infinity) due to the relaxation process at high frequencies, but both the values of M ' and M '' approach almost to zero at low frequencies. The changes in the dielectric and electrical properties with frequency can be also attributed to the existence of N-ss and R-s of the capacitors. As a result, the change in the epsilon', epsilon '', tan delta, M', M '' and ac electric conductivity (sigma(ac)) is a result of restructuring and reordering of charges at the PrBaCoO/n-Si interface under an external electric field or voltage and interface polarization. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.