A new design of the YIG/MTC joint brazed by bismuth-based glass

Qianqian Chen, Tiesong Lin, Panpan Lin, Peng He, Dusan P. Sekulic, Xuan Zhao, Chonglai Jiang, Jiujie Xu, Yan Liu

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The paper uncovers an underlined mechanism of joining Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) and Magnesium Titanate Ceramic (MTC) with a bismuth-based glass braze. The proposed joint design has not been investigated until present. The central hypothesis is as follows. The brazed bismuth-based glass microstructure and the resulting mechanical strength of a YIG/MTC joint design support favorably a good bonding of the interface domains. The supporting evidence includes the following: (i) the bismuth-based glass features good wettability on YIG and MTC, (ii) the sequence of the coefficients of thermal expansions (YIG, bismuth-based glass, MTC) is in a favorable succession. The study reveals that the interface reactions form: (i) a lamellar phase and YBO3 whiskers at the YIG/Bi25 interface, (ii) both MgFe2O4, and Bi4Ti3O12 whiskers in addition to Zn2Ti3O8 reaction layer at the MTC/Bi25 interface, and (iii) Fe2O3 phase along the brazing seam. The mechanical integrity of joints has been studied as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1514-1524
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2019

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  • Bismuth-based glass braze
  • Magnesium titanate ceramic
  • Microstructure
  • Whiskers
  • Yttrium iron garnet ferrite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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