Microwave properties of Ba(Mg1/3Ta2/3) O3, Ba(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 and Ba(Co1/3Nb2/3)O3 ceramics revealed by Raman scattering

M. Y. Chen, C. T. Chia, I. N. Lin, L. J. Lin, C. W. Ahn, Shan Nahm

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Five Ba(Co1/3Nb2/3)O3 samples sintered at different temperatures (form 1350 to 1550 °C), one Ba(Mg1/3Ta2/3)O3 and a Ba(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 sample were examined by Raman scattering to reveal the correlation of the 1:2 ordered perovskite structure with the microwave properties, such as dielectric constant and Q factors. The Ba(Co1/3Nb2/3) O3 sample sintered at 1400 °C, which possesses the highest microwave Q value and the lowest dielectric constant among five Ba(Co1/3 Nb2/3)O3 samples, has the narrowest width and the highest frequency of the stretch mode of oxygen octahedron (i.e. A1g (O) near 800 cm-1). We found that the dielectric constant is strongly correlated with the Raman shift of A1g(O) stretch modes, and the width of A1g(O) stretch mode reflects the quality factor Q × f value in the 1:2 ordered perovskite materials. This concludes that the oxygen octahedron play an important role of the material's microwave performance. Based on the results of Q × f values and the lineshapes of A1g(O) stretch mode, we found that the propagation of microwave energy in Ba(Mg1/3Ta2/3)O3 and Ba(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 shows weak damping behavior, however, Ba(Co1/3 Nb2/3)O3 samples sintered at different temperature exhibit heavily damped behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1965-1968
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Dielectric properties
  • Optical properties
  • Perovskites
  • Raman scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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