Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

June 2004


Copyright The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted from Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 87, Issue 6, June 2004, pages 1047-1052.


The effect of the addition of V2O5 on the structure, sintering and dielectric properties of M-phase (Li1+x-yNb1-x-3yTix+4y)O3 ceramics has been investigated. Homogeneous substitution of V5+ for Nb5+ was obtained in LiNb0.6(1-x) V0.6xTi0.5O3 for x ≤ 0.02. The addition of V2O5 led to a large reduction in the sintering temperature and samples with x = 0.02 could be fully densified at 900oC. The substitution of vanadia had a relatively minor adverse effect on the microwave dielectric properties of the M-phase system and the x = 0.02 ceramics had εr = 66, Q x f = 3800 at 5.6 GHz, and τf = 11 ppm/oC. Preliminary investigations suggest that silver metallization does not diffuse into the V2O5-doped M-phase ceramics at 900oC, making these materials potential candidates for low-temperature cofired ceramic (LTCC) applications.



Date Posted: 03 December 2004

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