Surface acoustic wave properties of zinc oxide film on quartz substrate

Michio Kadota

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Substrates for surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices having various characteristics are realized by combining piezoelectric zinc oxide (ZnO) film and various substrates. This paper reports the following results: (1) the author realized Rayleigh SAW substrates having an appropriate electromechanical coupling factor (ks2 = 0.01 - seven times that of ST-cut X-propagation quartz), a good temperature coefficient of frequency (TCF≈1 ppm/°C), and a zero power flow angle by combining ZnO film and an ST-cut 35° X-propagation quartz substrate, and (2) the author realized a high mode of leaky SAW substrates having a high velocity and a good TCF (≈1 ppm/°C) by combining the ZnO film and an ST-cut 90° X-propagation quartz substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part II: Electronics (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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