High-speed signal propagation systems require dielectric ceramics with low relative permittivity (εr) and a high-quality factor (Qxf). In this paper, a novel low-permittivity borate ceramic (LiBO2) was synthesized using a conventional solid-state reaction method. Based on the X-ray diffraction and Rietveld refinement, the LiBO2 crystallized into a monoclinic structure with a space group of P21/c. Dense and single-phase ceramic was obtained at 640 °C with comprehensive microwave dielectric properties: a low relative permittivity (εr) of 5.3, a moderate quality factor (Q×f) of 18,200 GHz at 16.3 GHz, and a temperature coefficient of resonant frequency (τf) of − 66.2 ppm/°C. Good chemical compatibility with Ag electrode and thermal expansion coefficient of 25.4 ppm/°C was achieved demonstrating the potential applications as dielectric resonances in wireless communications and substrates in low-temperature cofired ceramics.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the European Ceramic Society|
|Early online date||20 Apr 2022|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 20 Apr 2022|