Dielectric and patch antenna characteristics of new high-Q (1 - x)(Al1/2Ta1/2)O2-x(Mg1/3Ta2/3 )O2 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0) microwave ceramics

Ji Won Choi, Chong Yun Kang, Sung Hun Sim, Seok Jin Yoon, Hyun Jai Kim, Ki Hyun Yoon

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The microwave dielectric properties of (1-x)(Al1/2Ta1/2)O2-x(Mg1/3Ta2/ 3)O2 (AMT) (0 ≤ x ≤ 1.0) ceramics and design of small coplanar waveguide fed antenna (CPWFA) have been investigated. As (Mg1/3Ta2/3)O2 concentration increased, dielectric constant (r) and quality factor (Q) significantly increased and the temperature coefficient of resonant frequency (τf) changed from negative to positive value. The τf of 0 ppm°C-1 was realized at x = 0.65 and the Qf0 value and r for this composition were 112470 GHz and 26.1, respectively. A newly developed 0.35(Al1/2Ta1/2)O2-0.65(Mg1/3Ta 2/3)O2 dielectric materials were used for 1.5 GHz band CPWFA design and fabrication. The size of the CPWFA can be reduced by using AMT ceramics with high dielectric constant, insetting slits into patch, and fabricating CPW feed line in the ground plane. The slits play roles in not only lowering a center frequency but also fine-tuning for the proposed CPWFA together with open stub of CPW feed line. The CPWFA with slits has the lower center frequency than the conventional CPWFA, which suggests that an antenna size can reduce as large as 16.3%. Experimental results of the fabricated device were in good agreement with the simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 10
Externally publishedYes


  • Dielectric constant
  • Microwave
  • Quality factor
  • Slit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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