Effect of BA(Y1/2Nb1/2)O3 and BaZrO3 on the cation order and properties of Ba(CO1/3Nb2/3)O3 microwave ceramics

I. Molodetsky, P. K. Davies

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The effect of different solid solution additives and heat treatments on the cation order and dielectric properties of Ba(Co1/3Nb2/3)O3 (BCoN) were investigated. Pure Ba(Co1/3Nb2/3)O3 undergoes an order-disorder transition at ˜ 1400 °C, the Q value of the ordered phase (Q·f=64,400) is significantly higher than the disordered variant (Q.f=10,800). The substitution of BaZrO3 destabilizes the 1:2 order and a 1:1 ordered phase are formed for ˜ 10-20 mol% BZ. The order-disorder temperatures for the 1:1 BCoN-BZ phases are quite low (< 1300 °C) and lead to lower degrees of order and lower Q values. The substitution of Ba(Y1/2Nb1/2)O3 (BYN) also induces a transition to 1:1 ordering, but in this case the stability of the order is significantly higher and the samples remain ordered to at least 1550 °C. The greater degree of order in the BYN system is accompanied by a higher Q values compared to their BZ counterparts, however none of the samples reach the Q values of the pure ordered BCoN end-member.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2587-2591
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Cation order
  • Dielectric properties
  • Microwave ceramics
  • Niobates
  • Perovskite


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