Preparation of the Barium Strontium Titanate/Magnesium Oxide Plates by Non-Aqueous Gel-Casting
Barium strontium titanate/magnesium oxide composite ceramic plates were prepared by non-aqueous gel-casting using barium strontium titanate and MgO as the raw materials. The rheological properties of the non-aqueous slurries, the dosages of the catalyst and initiator, micro structures and phase structures of the sintering ceramic plates were investigated and analyzed. The results showed that the slurry with solid content of 50wt% in non-aqueous gel-casting had excellent rheological properties and operating characteristics. Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/MgO plates with a smooth surface and dense structure were fabricated through desiccation and sintering at 1300°C, and the relative density is up to 4.14g/cm3. The polished surface of the ceramic substrate was composed of 35% MgO and 65% Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3, and the content of Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 was obviously higher compared to the content in the raw materials which was explained by the phenomena of surface phase enrichment.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
C. R. Jiao et al., "Preparation of the Barium Strontium Titanate/Magnesium Oxide Plates by Non-Aqueous Gel-Casting", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 105-106, pp. 794-797, 2010