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Ceramic Materials and Multilayer Electronic Devices



Ceramic Materials and Multilayer Electronic Devices

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This volume contains a collection of 40 papers from two symposia: Advanced Dielectric Materials and Multilayer Electronic Devices and High Strain Piezoelectric Materials, Devices and Applications. Topics include fundamental and historical perspectives of dielectric materials; relaxor materials and devices; high strain piezoelectric devices; advanced aspects of powder preparation, characterization, and properties; thin films; materials for low and high frequency applications; processing-structure-property-relationships; and future applications.

Proceedings of the symposium held at the 105th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, April 27-30, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee; Ceramic Transactions, Volume 150.


The Role of Crystal Chemistry in the Design of Dielectric Materials (W.B. White).

Computer Simulation of P-E Curves on Non-Linear Dielectrics (T. Tsurumi, S.-M. Nam, Y. Kubota, H. Kakemoto, S. Wada and Y.-K. Choi).

The Effect of Processing Conditions on the Porosity and Electrical Properties of IBLC Materials (S.J. Lombardo, R.V. Shende and D.S. Krueger).

Optimizing the Performance of Telescoping Actuators through Rapid Prototyping and Finite Element Modeling (M.-J. Pan, A. Leung, C.C.M. Wu, B.A. Bender and R.J. Rayne).

A Probability Approach to Percolation (D.C. Maybury and R.A. Gerhardt).

Effects of the Gallium Modifications on BiFeO3-PbTiO3 Crystalline Solutions (J. Cheng, N. Li and L.E. Cross).

Characterization of Hydroxyl Content of Hydrothermal Barium Titanate Films (S. Patil, N. Shah, F.D. Blum and M.N. Rahaman).

Dispersion and Ultra-Fine Grinding of Oxide Powders in an Aqueous Slurry with a Controlled Viscosity (D. Houivet and J.-M. Haussonne).

Production of Soda Feldspar-TiO2 Ozonizer by Direct Extrusion (E. Rocha, M. Rodríguez, R. Hernández, A. Altamirano and J. Hernández-Avila).

Characterization of BaTiO3 Powders by Transmission Electron Microscopy and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (Y. Fujikawa, F. Yamane, T. Nomura and Y. Kitano).

Growth by Pulsed Laser Deposition and Ferroelectric Property of Natural-Superlattice-Structured Ferroelectric Thin Films by Bi4Ti3O12-SrBi4Ti4O15 and Bi3TiNbO9Bi4Ti3O12 (M. Okuyama, A. Shibuya and M. Noda).

Seeded Growth of Strontium-Doped Lead Zirconate Titanate (I. Dutta and R.N. Singh).

Characterization of High Curie Temperature Piezocrystals in Doped Pb(Yb1/2Na1/2TiO3-Based Piezoelectric Ceramics made by Reactive Templated Grain Growth Method (T. Kimura, E. Fukuchi, T. Takahashi and T. Tani).

Factors Determining Crystallographic Texture in Bi1/2Na1/2TiO3-Based Piezoelectric Ceramics Made by Reactive Templated Grain Growth Method (T. Kimura, E. Fukuchi, T. Takahashi and T. Tani).

Mid-Permittivity Microwave Dielectric Ceramics Based on CaTiO3-REAlO3 (RE=La, Nd, Sm) Perovskite Solid Solutions (B. Jancar, D. Suvorov and M. Valant).


Microstructural Evolution of Bulk Composite Ferroelectrics and its Effect on the Microwave Properties (J. Synowczynski, S.G. Hirsch, B.L. Gersten and R. Geyer).

Effect of Nb Content on the Structure and Electrical Properties of Nb-Doped BaTiO3 Ceramics (V.M. Mitic, Lj.M. Zivkovic, V.V. Paunovic and B. Jordovic).

Dielectric Properties of NM-Sized Barium Titanate Crystallites with Various Particle Sizes (S. Wada, H. Yasuno, T. Hoshina, S.-M. Nam, H. Kakemoto and T. Tsurumi).

Structural Evolution, Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Modified BiFeO3-PbTiO3 Piezoelectrics (J. Cheng, R. Eitel, N. Li and L.E. Cross).

Microwave Properties of Acceptor-Doped Barium Strontium Titanate Thin Films for Tunable Electronic Devices (R.G. Geyer and M.W. Cole).

Temperature and Stoichiometry Effect on Microstructural and Ferroelectric Properties of Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 Thin Films Prepared by Chemical Solution Deposition (C.R. Foschini, J.F. Li, C.T.A. Suchicital, D. Viehland, B.D. Stojanovic and J.A. Varela).

Piezoelectric Properties of Nb and V Substituted Bi4Ti3O12 Ferroelectric Ceramics (H. Nagata, Y. Fujita, H. Enosawa and T. Takenaka).

Orientation Dependence of Resistivity in Anisotropic Ceramic Composites (D.S. Mebane and R.A. Gerhardt).

Electrical Properties of Al2O3-CeO2 Composites (R. Ou, R.A. Gerhardt, D. Semler-Rosenthal and R.A. McCauley).

Finite Element Analysis of Current Density Patterns in Conductor-Insulator Composites (A. Trimurty Jue and R.A. Gerhardt).

The Effect of Lead Stoichiometry on the Dielectric Performance of Niobium Modified PZT 95/5 Ceramics (P. Yang, J.A. Voigt, S.J. Lockwood, M.A. Rodriguez, G.R. Burns and C.S. Watson).

Dielectric Tunability of Microwave Sintered BST:MgO Composites (S. Agrawal, H. Manuspiya, R. Guo, D. Agrawal and A.S. Bhalla).


Effect of Rheological Parameters of Conductor Pastes on Thick Film Fine Line Screen Printing (S.-H. Hung, K.-F. Fuh and T.-W. Chen).

The Application of Neural Network on Design of Experiment for Fine Line Screen Printing Process (K.-C. Chiu and J.-T. Lin).

Upper Frequency Limits of Piezoelectric Resonators (A. Ballato).

Recent Developments in Low-Fired Piezoelectric Ceramic Multilayer Transformer (L. Li, X. Chu and Z. Gui).

Microwave Cofiring of Base Metal Electrode Multilayer Capacitors (Y. Fang, D. Agrawal, M. Lanagan, T. Shrout, C. Randall, M. Randall and A. Henderson).

The Inner Electrode Structure of Optimization of High Voltage MLCCS (Z. Gui, Y. Wang and L. Li).

Face-Loaded Piezoceramic Plate Transducers (A. Ballato).

High Strain PNN-PT-PZ Piezoceramics and Applications to Multilayer Actuators (K. Niwa, M. Kondo, M. Hida and K. Kurihara).

Gelatin-Modified Surfaces in Selected Electronic Components (S. Pejovnik, M. Bele, M. Gaberscek, R. Dominko, J. Drofenik and J. Jamnik).

Multimode Underwater Transducers (R.E. Newnham, D.C. Markley, R.J. Meyer Jr., W.J. Hughes, A.-C. Hladky-Hennion and J.K. Cochran Jr.).

Pre-Stressed Circular Actuators (K. Mossi and R.G. Bryant).

Radial Field Diaphragm Piezoelectric Pumps (R.G. Bryant, D.L. Chattin, R.A. Thomas Jr. and L.M. Pietruszka).

High Performance Pre-Stressed Piezoelectric Bender Actuator for Digital Valves (G. Waterfield).