Role of the Fe-substitution in dielectric behavior of the glass-ceramic cordierite Mg2Al4Si5O18 system

Kirat G., Aksan M. A.

PHYSICA B-CONDENSED MATTER, vol.454, pp.131-134, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 454
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.physb.2014.07.080
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-134


In this study, Mg2-xMxAl4Si5O18, where M=Fe and x=0.0, 0.20, 0.50,1.0 and 1.5, have been synthesized using an arc-melter system. As a result of Fe-substitution, complex, deformed and multiphase samples were obtained. Microstructural analysis indicated that crystals of alpha-cordierite disappeared in the x=1.5 Fe-substituted sample. However, more densified samples than the unsubstituted sample were obtained. Dielectric constant increased gradually and capacitive resistance decreased with increasing the Fe-content in the system. The results suggested that the Mg2Al4Si5O18 materials obtained by the Fe-substitution are not suitable for high frequency applications. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.