Microwave Dielectric Properties of Sr(B′1/2Nb1/2)O3 [B′=La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Y, Er, Yb, and In] Ceramics
Sr(B′1/2Nb1/2)O3 [B′=La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Y, Er, Yb, and In] ceramics were prepared by the conventional solid-state ceramic route. The crystal structure and microstructure of the ceramics were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopic methods, and the dielectric properties were measured in the microwave range. Addition of a small amount of CeO2 as a sintering aid improved the densification and dielectric properties of the ceramics. The effects of cation substitution and glass addition on the microwave dielectric properties of the ceramics were also investigated. Glass addition resulted in the lowering of the processing temperature of the materials without much affecting the dielectric properties, whereas cation substitution resulted in the variation of the temperature coefficient of resonant frequencies. A correlation of dielectric properties with the tolerance factor and ionic radii of B′-site elements of the ceramics has been observed.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Materials and Minerals Division, Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum 695019, India
Publication date: 2006-10-01