Dielectric Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 thin films were epitaxially grown on (001) MgO by using pulsed laser ablation. Microstructure studies from x-ray diffraction and electron microscopy suggest that the as-grown films are c-axis oriented with an interface relationship of 〈100〉BSTO//〈100〉MgO. A room temperature coupled microwave phase shifter has been developed with a phase shift near 250° at 23.675 GHz under an electrical field of 40 V/μm and a figure of merit of ∼53°/dB. The performance of the microwave phase shifter based on the epitaxial Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3 thin films on (001) MgO is close to that needed for practical applications in wireless communications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)