A series of BaO-TeO2 binary ceramic compounds were explored for microwave dielectric applications with ultra-low processing temperatures. During the calcination of mixed BaCO3 and TeO2 raw powders, BaTe4O9, BaTe2O6, BaTeO3, and Ba2TeO5 phases were obtained through the sequential phase formations from Te-rich to Ba-rich phases at temperatures ranging from 500 to 850 °C. Sintering temperatures were as low as only 550 °C for the Te-rich phases. Barium tellurate ceramics exhibited excellent microwave dielectric properties with intermediate dielectric permittivities and high quality factors (Q). The dielectric properties at microwave frequencies were εr = 10-21, Q × f = 34,000-55,000 GHz, and TCf = - 51 to - 124 ppm/°C, depending on compositions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering