Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films on Base-Metal Foils: An Approach for Embedded High-Permittivity Passive Components

Jon Paul Maria, Kevin Cheek, Stephen Streiffer, Seung Hyun Kim, Greg Dunn, Angus Kingon

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Abstract

An approach for embedding high-permittivity dielectric thin films into glass epoxy laminate packages has been developed. Lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (Pb0.85La0.15-(Zr0.52Ti0.48) 0.96O3, PLZT) thin films were prepared using chemical solution deposition on nickel-coated copper foils that were 50 μm thick. Sputter-deposited nickel top electrodes completed the all-base-metal capacitor stack. After high-temperature nitrogen-gas crystallization anneals, the PLZT composition showed no signs of reduction, whereas the base-metal foils remained flexible. The capacitance density was 300-400 nF/cm2, and the loss tangent was 0.01-0.02 over a frequency range of 1-1000 kHz. These properties represent a potential improvement of 2-3 orders of magnitude over currently available embedded capacitor technologies for polymeric packages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2436-2438
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume84
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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