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Microwave Dielectric Properties of Ba3(VO4)2–Mg2SiO4 Composite Ceramics

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Novel Ba3(VO4)2–Mg2SiO4 microwave dielectric composite ceramics with compositions of (1−x)Ba3(VO4)2xMg2SiO4 (x=0.50–0.65) have been prepared by firing mixtures of Ba3(VO4)2 and Mg2SiO4. X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy analysis revealed that they coexist without forming secondary phases. Because their resonant frequency temperature coefficients (f) have opposite signs, the f of the composite ceramic can be adjusted passing through zero by changing the relative content of the two phases. Dielectric property measurements were performed using the resonator method at around 11 GHz. Ceramics with Mg2SiO4 55 wt% sintered at 1175°C exhibited microwave dielectric properties of dielectric constant r=9.03, Q×f=52 500 GHz, and f=0.6 ppm/°C at 11.3 GHz. In this composite ceramic, we observed that the formation of the MgSiO3 secondary phase was suppressed.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Publication date: 2010-02-01

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