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dc.contributor.authorSurendran, K P-
dc.contributor.authorBijumon, P V-
dc.contributor.authorMohanan, P-
dc.contributor.authorSebastian, M T-
dc.identifier.citationApplied Physics A –Materials Science & Processing 81(4):823-826;Sep 2005en_US
dc.description.abstractThe MgAl2O4 ceramics were prepared by the conventional solid-state ceramic route and the dielectric properties studied in the microwave frequency region (3-13 GHz). The phase purity and crystal structure were identified using the X-ray diffraction technique. The MgAl2O4 spinel ceramics show interesting microwave dielectric properties (epsilon(r)=8.75, Q(u)xf=68900 GHz (loss tangent = 0.00017 at 12.3 GHz), tau(f)=-75 ppm/degrees C). The MgAl2O4 has high negative tau(f), which precludes its immediate use in practical applications. Hence the microwave dielectric properties of MgAl2O4 spinels were tailored by adding different mole fractions of TiO2. The epsilon(r) and Q factor of the mixed phases were increased with the molar addition of TiO2 into the spinel to form mixtures based on (1-x)MgAl2O4-xTiO(2) (x=0.0-1.0). For x=0.25 in (1-x)MgAl2O4-xTiO(2), the microwave quality factor reaches a maximum value of Q(u)xf=105400 GHz (loss tangent = 0.00007 at 7.5 GHz) where epsilon(r) and tau(f) are 11.035 and -12 ppm/degrees C, respectively. The microwave dielectric properties of the newly developed 0.75MgAl(2)O(4)-0.25TiO(2) dielectric is superior to several commercially available low loss dielectric substrates.en_US
dc.subjectMgAl2O4 ceramicsen_US
dc.subjectMicrowave dielectric propertiesen_US
dc.title(1-x)MgAl2O4-xTiO(2) dielectrics for microwave and millimeter wave applicationsen_US
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