Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thick films with B2O3–Li2O glass sintering aid were prepared by the screen printing method on Al2O3 substrates. A 200 MPa isostatic pressure was applied to the films before sintering. After being sintered at 950∘C, lower porosity and denser microstructure was obtained compared with the films without isostatic pressing. The dielectric constant and dielectric loss were 238 and 0.0028, respectively. A tunability of 61.7% was obtained for the isostatic pressed films, a 27.8% enhancement compared to unpressurized films. These results suggest that isostatic pressing is an effective way to prepare dielectric thick films with dense microstructure, low dielectric loss, and high tunability.
Published in Journal of Ceramics, Volume 2013, 2013, pages 852867-.
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Wang, S., Zhang, L., Zhai, J., & Chen, F. (2013). The Effect of Isostatic Pressing on the Dielectric Properties of Screen Printed Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 Thick Films. Journal of Ceramics, 2013, #852867. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/852867