Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

August 2005


Copyright The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted from Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Volume 88, Article Number 8, August 2005, pages 2126-2128.


The hexagonal perovskite, Ba8ZnTa6O24, was prepared in single-phase form and was found to be a stable secondary phase, formed as a result of the loss of ZnO from Ba(Zn1/3Ta2/3)O3 microwave dielectrics. The experimental and calculated X-ray patterns of Ba8ZnTa6O24 indicate it is isostructural with Ba8Ta6NiO24 with an 8H (cchc)2 close-packed BaO3 stacking sequence and the lattice parameters, a=10.0825(14), c=19.0587 (38)Å . High-density ceramics of Ba8ZnTa6O24 could be prepared at temperatures considerably lower (1400ºC) than those used to sinter pure Ba(Zn1/3Ta2/3)O3, and exhibit very good microwave dielectric properties with ε=30.5, Qf=62300, and τf=+36 ppm/ºC at 8.9 GHz.



Date Posted: 15 March 2006

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