DescriptionThe symposia Advances in Electroceramics and Microwave Materials and Their Applications were held during the 8th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology (PACRIM 8) from May 31-June 5, 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. This issue contains 17 peer-reviewed papers (invited and contributed) from these two symposia. The book is logically organized and carefully selected articles give insight into multifunctional materials and systems and incorporates the latest developments related to multifunctional materials and systems including electroceramics and microwave materials.
Nanostructured Ceramics of Perovskite Morphotropic Phase Boundary Materials (M. Algueró, H. Amorín, T. Hungría, J. Ricote, R. Jiménez, A. Castro, P. Ramos, J. Galy, J. Holc, and M. Kosec).
Transformation of Current Limiting Effect into Varistor Effect in Tin Dioxide Based Ceramics (A. N. Bondarchuk, A. B. Glot, and M. Marquez Miranda).
Fabrication of MoSi2–Si-Composite Thin Films for Oxidation-Resistant Thin-Film Heaters (Teppei Hayashi, Masashi Sato, Yuuki Sato, and Shinzo Yoshikado).
Influence of Interface on Tunability in Barium Strontium Titanate (Naohiro Horiuchi, Takuya Hoshina, Hiroaki Takeda, and Takaaki Tsurumi).
Recent Progress in Multilayer Ceramic Devices (Hiroshi Takagi).
Effect of Mn2O3 Addition on the Microstructure and Electrical Properties of Lead-Free Ba(Sn0.02Ti0.98)O3-(Na0.5K0.5)NbO3 Ceramics (Chun-Huy Wang).
Electronic Properties of BaTiO3 Containing Glass Ceramics (M. Letz, M. Aigner, M.J. Davis, B. Hoppe, M. Kluge, I. Mitra, B. Rüdinger, and D. Seiler).
Development of (100) Three-Axis-Oriented Single Crystal (Ba0.7Sr0.3)TiO3 Thin Film Fabrication on Pt/MgO(100) Substrate by Chemical Solution Deposition Method (Tadasu Hosokura, Keisuke Kageyama, Hiroshi Takagi, and Yukio Sakabe).
Influence of Ca Concentration in (Ba,Ca)TiO3 Based Ceramics on the Reliability of MLCCs with Ni Electrodes (Jun Ikeda, Shoichiro Suzuki, Toshikazu Takeda, Akira Ando, and Hiroshi Takagi).
Crystal Structure Dependence of Electrical Properties of Li0.02(K1-x Nax)0.98NbO3 Ceramics (Eung Soo Kim, Seock No Seo, Jeong Ho Cho, and Byung Ik Kim).
Oxynitrides as New Functional Ceramic Materials (Shinichi Kikkawa, Teruki Motohashi, and Yuji Masubuchi).
Terahertz Wave Harmonization in Geometrically Patterned Dielectric Ceramics through Spatially Structural Joining (Soshu Kirihara, Toshiki Niki and Masaru Kaneko).
Terahertz Wave Properties of Alumina Photonic Crystals (Soshu Kirihara, Noritoshi Ohta, Toshiki Niki, and Masaru Kaneko).
High Symmetry Brings High Q Instead of Ordering in Ba(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3: A HRTEM Study (Hitoshi Ohsato, Feridoon Azough, Eiichi Koga, Isao Kagomiya, Ken-ichi Kakimoto, and Robert Freer).
Flexible Design of Composite Electromagnetic Wave Absorber Made of Aluminum and Sendust Particles Dispersed in Polystyrene Resin (Kenji Sakai, Yoichi Wada, Yuuki Sato, and Shinzo Yoshikado).
New Perovskite Oxides of the Type (M1/4Ln3/4)(Mg1/4Ti3/4)O3 (M = Na, Li; Ln = La, Nd, Sm): Crystal Structure and Microwave Dielectric Properties (J. J. Bian, L. L. Yuan, and R. Ubic).
Understanding and Improving Insertion Loss and Intermodulation in Microwave Ferrite Devices (David B. Cruickshank).