Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

August 2005


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.


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



Date Posted: 15 March 2006

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