Decisive role of mixed‐valence structure in colossal dielectric constant of LaFeO3
The role of mixed‐valence structure in colossal dielectric constant (CDC) behavior has been investigated in LaFeO3 ceramics by tuning the ratio of Fe2+/Fe3+ through substituting Al for Fe. The ratio of Fe2+/Fe3+ is decreased gradually from 1.0 to 0.0 by increasing the concentration of Al3+. Two clear‐cut correlations have been found: (i) the relationship between the CDC behavior and the ratio of Fe2+/Fe3+ follows an exponential function and (ii) the activation energy of the polaron relaxation is proportional to , where is the intrinsic dielectric constant. These findings underscore the role of the mixed‐valence structure in CDC behavior and suggest that adjusting the mixed‐valence structure through doping/alloying can be a promising strategy to achieve superior CDC behavior in transition‐metal oxides.
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