Dielectrical, optical, and structural characterization of TiO2/PVA nanocomposite films for dielectric applications

Gultekin S., Yıldırım S., Celik E., Arıcan Alıcıkuş L. Z.

JOURNAL OF THE AUSTRALIAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, vol.54, no.3, pp.523-531, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41779-018-0181-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.523-531
  • Keywords: Poly(vinyl) alcohol, Titaniumdioxide, Nanocomposite, Spin coater, Thin film, Dielectric and optical properties, FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS, THIN-FILMS, SENSOR, TEMPERATURE, IRRADIATION, COMPOSITES, MECHANISM, PVA-TIO2, GEL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, titanium dioxide/poly(vinyl) alcohol (TiO2/PVA) nanocomposite thin films were prepared by a simple spin-coating method for dielectric applications. Structural, morphological, optical, and dielectric properties of samples were analyzed by XRD, SEM, AFM, UV-VIS, and dielectric measurements. The effect of TiO2 nanoparticles on these properties was investigated. It was found that TiO2 nanoparticles lead to increase the crystallinity of nanocomposites. As TiO2 content in the composite structure increases, while average transmittance values decrease, reflectance values increase. The dielectric parameters such as real and imaginary part of complex permittivity which are related to the stored energy and the dissipation (or loss) of energy were significantly affected by the presence of TiO2 nanoparticles. In addition, alternating current (A.C.) conductivity increased with increasing applied frequency. The A.C. conductivity also confirmed that all the samples exhibited the insulator behavior and obeyed the universal power law.