Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) ferroelectric thick films have been investigated as potential candidates for use in frequency agile microwave circuit devices. Powder processing techniques such as screen-printing have been used to make BST thick films. However, due to the interactions between the BST and substrates such as alumina, the sintering temperatures for the BST thick films are limited and the resultant films are difficult to achieve full densification. In this paper, the effects of different powder processing conditions (calcination, sintering temperature and time) on the sintering behaviour and dielectric properties of the BST ceramics have been investigated. The dielectric behaviour of the ceramics has been correlated with composition and microstructural features such as chemical homogeneity, grain size and domain wall movements.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Electroceramics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2002|
- dielectric properties