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Title: Effect of micro-and nano-fillers on the properties of silicone rubber-alumina flexible microwave substrate
Authors: Namitha, L K
Chameswary, J
Ananthakumar, S
Sebastian, M T
Keywords: Hot pressing
Composites
Dielectric properties
Al2O3
Substrates
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Ceramics International 39(6):7077-7087;2013
Abstract: Silicone rubber composites filled with micro- and nano-alumina were prepared and the effect of filler contents on the microwave dielectric, mechanical, thermal and moisture absorption properties were investigated. The composite with 0.45 volume fraction (Vf) of micro alumina has a relative permittivity (εr ) of 5.89 and dielectric loss (tan δ) of 9×10–3 whereas 0.05 volume fraction of nano-alumina has εr of 3.52 and tan δ of 1.97×10–2, respectively at 5 GHz. The experimental εr and tan δ values of silicone rubber-micro-alumina composites were compared with that of theoretical models. Among the theoretical models Modified Lichtenecker and Parallel model are in good agreement with experimental values of εr and tan δ respectively. The silicone rubber nano-alumina composites have better mechanical properties. The coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of composites decreased and the moisture absorption increased with increasing amount of filler loading. The improved properties indicate that the silicone rubber-micro-alumina composite is a good candidate for a flexible microwave substrate application
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/527
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