Analysis of the conduction mechanism and dielectric properties of N, N’, N” tris(4-methylphenyl)phosphoric triamide
Physics Department, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Roxy 11757, Cairo, Egypt
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Revised: 17 January 2016
Accepted: 21 January 2016
Published online: 16 March 2016
The structure for the powder of N,N’, N”-tris(4-methylphenyl)phosphoric triamide, TMP-TA, was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) techniques. The ac conductivity and dielectric properties were measured in the frequency range of 42- Hz for the bulk TMP-TA in a pellet form at different temperatures. The frequency dependence of ac conductivity was expressed by a Jonscher’s universal power law. The frequency exponent (s) was determined from the fitting of experimental data of ac conductivity. The correlated barrier hopping (CBH) model was found to be responsible for the ac conduction mechanism in TMP-TA. The activation energy was calculated from the temperature dependence of ac conductivity. The values of the density of states at the Fermi level were determined for different frequencies. The components of the electric modulus (M’ and M”) were calculated and used to estimate the relaxation time.
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