When Bi 2O 3 was added to LiAlSiO 4 ceramics, Bi 12SiO 20 secondary phase was formed. Since the melting temperature of Bi 12SiO 20 ceramics is 880°C, the liquid phase is expected to form during sintering and to assist the densification of LiAlSiO 4 ceramics. When 15.0 mol% Bi 2O 3 was added, the LiAlSiO 4 ceramics could be sintered at 900°C, and with 20.0 mol% Bi 2O 3 they could even be sintered at 875°C. The 15.0 mol% Bi 2O 3-doped LiAlSiO 4 ceramics sintered at 900°C exhibited good microwave dielectric properties, namely, a low ε r of 4.3, a high Q × f of 62 430 GHz and a small τ f of -16.21 ppm/ oC.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry