Temperature dependence of permittivity and loss tangent of Lithium Tantalate at microwave frequencies

Jacob, Mohan. V., Hartnett, John G., Mazierska, Janina, Giordano, Vincent, Krupka, Jerzy, and Tobar, Michael E. (2004) Temperature dependence of permittivity and loss tangent of Lithium Tantalate at microwave frequencies. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 52 (2). pp. 536-541.

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Lithium Tantalate exhibits excellent electro-optical, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties and a very low thermal expansion. In this paper, we report measurements of loss tangent and the real part of the relative permittivity r measured in c-axis LiTaO3 crystals in the temperature range from 14 K to 295 K at a frequency of 11.4 GHz and 10 GHz. Microwave properties of LiTaO3 were determined by measurements of the resonance frequency and the unloaded Qo-factor of a TE011 mode cylindrical cavity containing the sample under test and accounting for uncalibrated cables and adaptors inside the cryocooler. The permittivity of LiTaO3 was found to increase from 38.9 to 41.1 and the loss tangent to change from 1.1×10-4 to 6.5×10-4 over the full temperature range. Due to its low loss and relatively high permittivity Lithium Tantalate is suitable for microwave applications.

Item ID: 800
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1557-9670
Keywords: LiTaO3, Tantalates, Dielectric materials, Microwave properties
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2006
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