An analytical expression for prediction of the effective dielectric constant of a three phase 0-3-0 ferroelectric composite is presented. The analytical results are verified with the experimental results from Nan et al [1]. We extend the analytical model, so that the influence of the shape of the third phase inclusion, on the effective dielectric constant of the composite, can be investigated. The results indicate that the dielectric constant increases ∼7 times, when the aspect ratio of the conductive inclusion is increased from 1 (sphere) to 10 (spheroid). The analytical predictions compare favorably with the experimental values.

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