Effect of BaCu(B2O5) on the sintering temperature and microwave dielectric properties of BaO-Ln2O3-TiO2 (Ln = Sm, Nd) ceramics

Jong Bong Lim, Kyung Hoon Cho, Sahn Nahm, Jong Hoo Paik, Jong Hee Kim

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BaCu(B2O5) (BCB) ceramic powder was used to decrease the sintering temperatures of BaSm2Ti4O12 (BST) and BaNd2Ti5O14 (BNT) ceramics. The sintering temperature of the BST and BNT ceramics was reduced from approximately 1350 °C to 850 °C by the addition of BCB. The bulk density of the specimens increased and reached the saturated value with increasing BCB content. The variation of the dielectric constant (εr) was similar to that of the bulk density and, thus, the relative density plays an important role in determining the εr value of the specimens. The Q-value initially increased with the addition of BCB but decreased considerably when a large amount of BCB was added because of the presence of the liquid phase. Good microwave dielectric properties of Qxf = 4500 GHz, εr = 60 and τf = -30 ppm/°C were obtained for the 16.0 mol% BCB-added BST ceramics sintered at 875 °C for 2 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1868-1874
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 12


  • A. Ceramics
  • A. Electronic materials
  • D. Dielectric properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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