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J. Korean Ceram. Soc. > Volume 50(1); 2013 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ceramic Society 2013;50(1): 70.
doi: https://doi.org/10.4191/kcers.2013.50.1.70
Effects of Crystallization Behavior on Microwave Dielectric Properties of CaMgSi2O6 Glass-Ceramics
Bo Kyeong Choi, Eung Soo Kim
Department of Materials Engineering, Kyonggi University
Dependence of microwave dielectric properties on the crystallization behaviors of $CaMgSi_2O_6$ (diopside) glass-ceramics was investigated with different heat treatment methods (one and/or two-step). The crystallization behaviors of the specimens, crystallite size and degree of crystallization, were evaluated by differential thermal analysis (DTA), scanning electron microscope (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis by combined Rietveld and reference intensity ratio (RIR) methods. With an increase in heattreatment temperature, the dielectric constant (K) and the quality factor (Qf) increased due to the increase of the crystallite size and degree of crystallization. The specimens heat-treated by the two-step method had a higher degree of crystallization than the specimens heat-treated by the one-step method, which induced improvement in the quality factor (Qf) of the specimens.
Key words: Two-step heat treatment, Microwave dielectric properties, $CaMgSi_2O_6$, Glass-ceramics
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