Effect of Ta2O5 on microstructure and microwave dielectric properties of Ba(Zn1/3Ta2/3)O3 ceramics

Young Hun Jeong, Min Han Kim, Sahn Nahm, Woo Sung Lee, Myong Jae Yoo, Nam Kee Kang, Hwack Joo Lee

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When Ta2O5 was added to Ba(Zn1/3Ta 2/3)O3 (BZT) ceramics, the degree of the 1:2 ordering increased and the Ba3Ta5O15 second phase was formed. Grain growth and liquid phase were also found in Ta2O 5 added BZT ceramics sintered above 1580°C. The liquid phase, which is responsible for grain growth, is related to the Ba3Ta 5O15 second phase. The Q-value of BZT ceramics sintered above 1580°C was considerably increased with the addition of a small amount of Ta2O5. Since the relative density decreased with the addition of Ta2O5, the increase of the Q-value is not related to the relative density. In contrast, the improvement of the Q-value could be explained by the increase in the grain size because the average grain size increased with the addition of Ta2O5. When a large amount of Ta2O5 was added, however, the Q-value became very low even though the grain size was very large. The low Q-value might be attributed to the low relative density and the presence of a large amount of the Ba3Ta5O15 second phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-960
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb


  • Ba(ZnTa)O
  • Grain growth
  • Q-value
  • Second phase
  • TaO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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