Microstructure and microwave dielectric properties of Ba(Co1/3Nb2/3)O3 ceramics

Cheol Woo Ahn, Sahn Nahm, Yun Soo Lim, Woong Choi, Hyun Min Park, Hwack Joo Lee

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Ba(Co1/3Nb2/3)O3 (BCN) ceramics has a 1 : 2 ordered hexagonal structure and the degree of the 1 : 2 ordering slightly decreased when the sintering temperature exceeded 1400°C. A large amount of the liquid phase was found in the BCN ceramics sintered above 1400°C the formation of which is related to the evaporation of CoO. The liquid phase contains high concentrations of Ba and Nb ions. The grain size increased for the specimens sintered above 1400°C due to the presence of the liquid phase during the sintering. The Q-value of BCN increased with increasing sintering temperature and the specimen sintered at 1400°C had the maximum Q-value. When the sintering temperature exceeded 1400°C, however, the Q-value significantly decreased. The presence of a large amount of liquid phase could be responsible for the decrease of the Q-value. BCN ceramics were also sintered for various times at 1400°C and 1450°C and the variations of the microwave dielectric properties were explained in terms of the grain size and the relative density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5277-5280
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug


  • 1 : 2 ordering
  • Ba(CoNb)O ceramics
  • Microstructure
  • Microwave dielectric properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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