Shrinkage behavior of LTCC hetero-laminates

Won Bae Lim, Yong Soo Cho, Yong Jun Seo, Jae Gwan Park

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Shrinkage behavior of various stacking configurations consisting of three dissimilar dielectric tapes with different dielectric constants of k ∼ 8.2, 14.8 and 48.2 were investigated. The shrinkage behavior has been critical as a sensitive parameter in the design of embedded microcircuit passive components. Unexpectedly low x-y shrinkages of 2.5-7% observed for the hetero-configurations are believed to be associated with the physical constraining effect that results from the dissimilar sintering route and crystallization behavior of each tape. The constraining effect found depends on the sintering temperature and the total number of each tape layer in a given hetero-structure. The tendency of slope variation in the Arrhenius plots of thermo-mechanical curves suggests that increasing the number of embedded tapes can produce a potential lower activation energy with a higher x-y shrinkage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-716
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant funded by the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy (MOCIE), Republic of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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