Journal of Electroceramics

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 5–66

Ferroelectric Materials for Microwave Tunable Applications

  • A.K. Tagantsev
  • V.O. Sherman
  • K.F. Astafiev
  • J. Venkatesh
  • N. Setter
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:JECR.0000015661.81386.e6

Cite this article as:
Tagantsev, A., Sherman, V., Astafiev, K. et al. Journal of Electroceramics (2003) 11: 5. doi:10.1023/B:JECR.0000015661.81386.e6

Abstract

A review of the properties of ferroelectric materials that are relevant to microwave tunable devices is presented: we discuss the theory of dielectric response of tunable bulk materials and thin films; the experimental results from the literature and from own work are reviewed; the correspondence between the theoretical results and the measured properties of tunable materials is critically analyzed; nominally pure, real (defected), and composite bulk materials and thin films are addressed. In addition, techniques for characterization of tunable ferroelectrics and applications of these materials are briefly presented.

microwave ferroelectrics tunability dielectric loss tunable materials 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • A.K. Tagantsev
    • 1
  • V.O. Sherman
    • 1
  • K.F. Astafiev
    • 1
  • J. Venkatesh
    • 1
  • N. Setter
    • 1
  1. 1.Ceramics LaboratorySwiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFLLausanneSwitzerland