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Cold sintered CaTiO3-K2MoO4 microwave dielectric ceramics for integrated microstrip patch antennas

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posted on 09.01.2020, 12:13 by Dawei Wang, Shiyu Zhang, Ge Wang, J. C. Vardaxoglou, William Whittow, Darren Cadman, Di Zhou, Kaixin Song, Ian M Reaney
© 2019 Elsevier Ltd CaTiO3-K2MoO4 (CTO-KMO) dielectric composites were successfully cold-sintered at 150 °C for 30 min with a uniaxial pressure of 200 MPa. X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, back-scattered SEM and energy dispersive x-ray mapping confirmed the coexistence of CTO and KMO with no evidence of interdiffusion and parasitic phases either between the two ceramic end-members or with Ag internal electrodes. As KMO concentration increased, the temperature coefficient of resonant frequency (TCF) and relative pemittivity (εr) decreased but the microwave quality factor (Q × f) increased. A near-zero TCF composition was obtained for CTO-0.92KMO composites which exhibited εr ∼ 8.5 and Q × f ∼ 11,000 GHz. A microstrip patch antenna was designed and fabricated using cold sintered CTO-0.92KMO as a substrate (40×40×1.4 mm), which gave a s11 of −14.2 dB and a radiation efficiency of 62.0 % at 2.51 GHz.

Funding

Synthesizing 3D Metamaterials for RF, Microwave and THz Applications EPSRC (EP/N010493/1)

Sustainability and Substitution of Functional Materials and Devices EPSRC (EP/L017563/1)

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Applied Materials Today

Volume

18

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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© Elsevier

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This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Applied Materials Today and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2019.100519

Acceptance date

26/11/2019

Publication date

2019-12-25

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

2352-9407

eISSN

2352-9407

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Will Whittow Deposit date: 7 January 2020

Article number

100519

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