Functional Materials Group

Selected Publications

  • T W Button, P A Smith, G Dolman, C Meggs, S K Remillard, J D Hodge, S J Penn and N McN Alford, Properties and Applications of Thick Film High Temperature Superconductors, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Special Issue on the Microwave and Millimeter Wave Applications of High Temperature Superconductivity, 44 (1996) 1356-1360.
  • D H Pearce, G Dolman, P A Smith and T W Button, Colloidal Processing of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT), Electroceramics V, Ed J L Baptista, J A Labrincha and P M Vilarinho, Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Ceramics and Applications, 2-4 Sept 1996, Aveiro, Portugal, Book 2, pp385-388.
  • P A Smith, T W Button, J Holmes, G Dolman, C Meggs, S K Remillard and J D Hodge, YBCO Thick Films for High Q Resonators, Presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, 25-30 August 1996, Pittsburgh, USA, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol 7, no 2, June 1997, pp1763-1765.
  • T W Button, P A Smith, N McN Alford, R B Greed, M J Adams and B F Nicholson, HTS Cavities for Low Phase Noise Oscillator Applications, Presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, 25-30 August 1996, Pittsburgh, USA, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol 7, no 2, June 1997, pp3064-3066.
  • T C Shields, J B Langhorn, S C Watcham, J S Abell and T W Button, Optimisation of the Properties of High-Tc Thick Films, Presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, 25-30 August 1996, Pittsburgh, USA, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol 7, no 2, June 1997, pp1478-1481.
  • S J Penn, N McN Alford and T W Button, High Q Dielectric Resonators using YBa2Cu3Ox Thick Films and Polycrystalline Dielectrics, Presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, 25-30 August 1996, Pittsburgh, USA, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol 7, no 2, June 1997, pp3500-3503.
  • T R Askew, M G Metzler, M S Herron, and T W Button, Influence of Microstructure on Power Dissipation in Bulk Y-Ba-Cu-O Structures, Presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference, 25-30 August 1996, Pittsburgh, USA, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, vol 7, no 2, June 1997, pp1600-1603.
  • N McN Alford, S J Penn and T W Button, High Temperature Superconducting Thick Films and Bulk Materials, published in “Functional Materials in the New Millennium: From Science to Appplications”, Ed M J Kelly, The Institute of Materials Monograph Series, (1997) 105-137.
  • N McN Alford, S J Penn and T W Button, High Temperature Superconducting Thick Films, Supercond Sci Technol, 10 (1997) 169-185.
  • H Li, W Zhu, J Cai, P Zhang, Y Zhou, A He, Z Gong, Y He, P A Smith, T W Button, J E Holmes, M J Lancaster, A Porch, B Avenhaus, P Woodall, F Wellhofer, C E Gough, G Kaiser, P Seidel and M Thurk, Demonstration of HTS Microwave Sub-systems with a pulse tube cryocooler presented at the 5th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity High Temperature Superconductors M2S-HTSC-V, Beijing, China, 28 February - 4 March 1997, published in Physica C, vol 282-287, (1997), pp2527-2528.
  • Z Wu, D Lacey, G Drossos, L E Davis, T W Button and P Smith, Comparative study of miniaturised HTS microstrip H-shaped antennas with and without enhanced capacitance, Physica C, 1997, Vol.282, pp.2511-2512.
  • B Su, T W Button and C B Ponton, Low Temperature, Aqueous Processing of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Ceramics presented at Better Ceramics through Processing, Ceramics Convention, 8-10 April 1997, Cirencester UK, Br Ceram Proc 58, Better Ceramics Through Processing, ed J Binner and J Yeomans, Institute of Materials, (1998) pp165-175.
  • B Su, T W Button and C B Ponton, Hydrothermal formation of perovskite lead zironate titanate (PZT) powder presented at 1997 Japan Conference on High Pressure Science, July 1997 and published in Review of High Pressure Science and Technology, 7 (1998)1348-1354.
  • Application of Superfish for Modelling Cavity and Dielectric Structures, presented by P A Smith at the IEE Colloquium on High Frequency Simulation, Part Two, IEE, 27 November 1997, and published in the IEE Colloquium (Digest), 1997, No.374, pp.8/1-8/6
  • Application of Superfish for Modelling Dielectric Resonator Structures, presented by P A Smith at the IEE Colloquium on Effective Microwave CAD, IEE, 3 December 1997, and published in the IEE Colloquium (Digest), 1997, No.377, pp.5/1-5/7
  • Multi-Phase Piezoelectric Structures Through Co-Extrusion, D H Pearce and T W Button, presented at the Ceramics Convention, 22 April 1998, Cirencester UK, Br Ceram Proc 59, Engineering with Ceramics, Ed W E Lee and B Derby, IOM Communications Ltd (1999) 187-195
  • Microstructure and RF Property Correlations in HTS Films, P A Smith, M A Bakar, A Porch, and T W Button, presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference September 1998, Desert Palms, USA, IEEE Trans Applied Superconductivity, 9 (1999) 2175-2178.
  • HTS Thick Film Components for Fault Current Limiter Applications, C Meggs, G Dolman, T C Shields, J S Abell, T W Button and F J Mumford, presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference September 1998, Desert Palms, USA, IEEE Trans Applied Superconductivity, 9 (1999) 676-679.
  • Additive-Free Ferroelectric Thick Films, DH Pearce and TW Button, presented at Materials Congress, 6 April 1998, Cirencester, and published in Growth and Processing of Electronic Materials, Ed N McN Alford, IOM Communications, London, 1998, pp87-93.
  • The Behaviour of Piezoelectric Tubular Structures for Novel Devices, J E Holmes, D H Pearce and T W Button, presented at Materials Congress, 6 April 1998, Cirencester, and published in Growth and Processing of Electronic Materials, Ed N McN Alford, IOM Communications, London, 1998, pp94-100.
  • Processing and Electrical Properties of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Ceramics from Hydrothermally Synthesised Powders, B Su, D H Pearce, T W Button and C B Ponton, presented at Materials Congress, 6 April 1998, Cirencester, and published in Growth and Processing of Electronic Materials, Ed N McN Alford, IOM Communications, London, 1998, pp73-79.
  • Processing and Properties of Silver/PZT Composites, D H Pearce and T W Button, presented at the 29th Conference and 4th UK Transducer Materials and Transducer Workshop “Anisotropic Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics”, 6 – 9 April 1998, Canterbury, Ferroelectrics 228 (1999) 91-98.
  • Alternative Processing Routes for Bulk Piezoelectric Devices, DH Pearce, TW Button, Proceedings of the Eleventh IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF 1998), Montreux, Switzerland, 24-27 August 1998, ed E Colla, D Damjanovic and N Setter, IEEE Ultrasonic, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society, (1998) 547-549.
  • Novel Piezoelectric Structures for Sensor and Actuator Applications, J E Holmes, D H Pearce, and T W Button, Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics (ECAPD-IV), 24-27 August 1998, Montreux, Switzerland, Ferroelectrics Vol 224 (1999) pp21-28.
  • Thick Film YBCO Receive Coils for Very Low Field MRI, S J Penn, N McN Alford, D Bracanovic, A A Esmail, V Scott and T W Button, presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference September 1998, Desert Palms, USA, IEEE Trans Applied Superconductivity, 9 (1999) 3070-3073.
  • HTS Microwave Devices and Subsystems with Pulse Tube Refrigerators, Y He, Y Zhou, J Liang, H Li, L Yang, W Zhu, J Cai, A He, Z Gong, P Wu, Y Feng, T W Button, P A Smith, M J Lancaster, F Wellhofer and C E Gough, presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference September 1998, Desert Palms, USA, IEEE Trans Applied Superconductivity, 9 (1999) 3569-3572.
  • Helical Form Piezoelectric Macro-Scale Actuators, D H Pearce and T W Button, Oral Presentation, European Ceramic Society Conference, 20-24 June 1999, Brighton, UK.
  • 28. Improved Functionality Silver/PZT Composites, J East, D H Pearce, S Blackburn and T W Button, Poster Presentation, European Ceramic Society Conference, 20-24 June 1999, Brighton, UK.
  • Novel Piezoelectric Structures for Sensor Applications, J E Holmes, D H Pearce and T W Button, presented at the European Ceramic Society Conference, 20-24 June 1999, Brighton, UK, J European Ceramic Society 20 pp2701-2704 (2000).
  • Processing Of YBCO Thick Films on Ag Substrates in Low pO2 Environments, T C Shields, J S Abell, T W Button, W Haessler, J Eickemeyer and L Schultz, Presented at European Conference on Applied Superconductivity, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 September 1999, Applied Superconductivity 1999, Eds X Obradors, F Sandiumenge and J Fontcuberta, Inst. Phys Conf Ser No 167, IOP Publishing, Bristol, Vol 1, pp371-374 (2000) .
  • Characterisation of substrates and thin films for next-generation HTS coated conductor tapes, C Prouteau, J S Abell, T W Button, E Maher, K Marken, Presented at European Conference on Applied Superconductivity, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 September 1999, Applied Superconductivity 1999, Eds X Obradors, F Sandiumenge and J Fontcuberta, Inst. Phys Conf Ser No 167, IOP Publishing, Bristol, Vol 1, pp383-386 (2000).
  • Superconducting Thick Films of YBa2Cu3O7-d with Y2O3 Additions on Ag Substrates, W Häßler, Schätzle, T C Shields, J S Abell, T W Button, L Schultz, Presented at European Conference on Applied Superconductivity, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 September 1999, Applied Superconductivity 1999, Eds X Obradors, F Sandiumenge and J Fontcuberta, Inst. Phys Conf Ser No 167, IOP Publishing, Bristol, Vol 1, pp327-330 (2000).
  • YBCO receive coils for low field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), A A Esmail, D Bracanovic, S J Penn, D Hight, S Keevil, T W Button and N McN Alford, Presented at European Conference on Applied Superconductivity, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 September 1999, Applied Superconductivity 1999, Eds X Obradors, F Sandiumenge and J Fontcuberta, Inst. Phys Conf Ser No 167, IOP Publishing, Bristol, Vol 2, pp299-302 (2000).
  • Melt Processing of YBa2Cu3O7-d Thick Films on AgPd Substrates via Atmosphere Control, T C Shields, J S Abell, T W Button, W Haessler, G Risse, K Fischer and L Schultz, J Mat Sci, 35 (2000) 6105-6110.
  • D.H. Pearce, G. Dolman, C. Meggs, and T.W. Button, Viscous Processed Versus Conventional Piezoelectric Ceramics: Experimental Comparisons Using Real World Devices, presented at Materials Congress 2000, Cirencester UK, 11-14 April 2000, and published in Ferroelectrics 2000 UK, Neil McN Alford and Eric Yeatman eds., IOM Communications Ltd, ISBN 1861251351, pp145-152 (2000).
  • B. Su, D. H. Pearce And T. W. Button, Plastic Forming Routes To Net Shape Ferroelectric Ceramics, Thick Films And Devices, presented at Materials Congress 2000, Cirencester UK, 11-14 April 2000, and published in Ferroelectrics 2000 UK, Neil McN Alford and Eric Yeatman eds., IOM Communications Ltd, ISBN 1861251351, pp153-160 (2000).
  • Comparative Investigation of Viscous Polymer Processed PZT Ceramics Based on Aqueous and non-Aqueous Systems, B. Su and T. W. Button, presented at 7th International Conference on Ceramic Processing Science, 15-18 May 2000, Inuyama City, Japan.
  • A Novel Technique For The Characterisation of Planar Low-Loss Dielectric Materials at Microwave Frequencies, J. E. Holmes, A. Porch and T. W. Button, presented at Microwave Materials and Applications 2000, Bled, Slovenia, 30 Aug –2 Sept 2000.
  • The Processing And Properties of Ferroelectric Thick Films For Use In Frequency Agile Microwave Circuit Applications, B. Su, C. M. Ditum, M. J. Lancaster and T. W. Button, presented at Microwave Materials and Applications 2000, Bled, Slovenia, 30 Aug –2 Sept 2000, and accepted for publication in Journal European Ceramic Society.
  • Interactions Between Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) Thick Films And Alumina Substrates, B. Su and T. W. Button, accepted for poster presentation at Microwave Materials and Applications 2000, Bled, Slovenia, 30 Aug –2 Sept 2000, and accepted for publication in Journal European Ceramic Society.
  • Hydrothermal And Electrophoretic Deposition Of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Films, B. Su, C B Ponton and T. W. Button, accepted for poster presentation at Electroceramics VII, Portorož, Slovenia, 3-6 Sept 2000, and to be published.
  • Characterisation of Low-Loss Dielectric Materials Using A Novel Rutile Dielectric Resonator Technique, J. E. Holmes, A. Porch and T. W. Button, presented at Electroceramics VII, Portorož, Slovenia, 3-6 Sept 2000.
  • Routes To Net Shape Electroceramic Devices and Thick Films, B. Su, D. H. Pearce and T. W. Button, accepted for oral presentation at Electroceramics VII, Portorož, Slovenia, 3-6 Sept 2000, and accepted for publication in Journal European Ceramic Society.
  • Scaleable Routes for YBCO Films on Textured Substrates, Trevor Shields, Stuart Abell, Tim Button, Wolfgang Haessler, Jorg Eickemeyer, accepted for poster presentation at ASC2000, Virginia Beach, USA, Sept 2000.
  • Comparison of PMMA and SU-8 Resist Moulds for Embossing of PZT to Produce High-Aspect-Ratio Microstructures using LIGA Process, A Schneider, B Su, T W Button, L Singleton, O Wilhelmi, S E Huq, P D Prewett and R A Lawes, Presented at the HARMST 2001 Workshop, Baden-Baden, Germany, 16-19 June 2001, and to be published in Microsystems Technology.
  • Plastic Embossing of 3D Ceramic Microstructures, B. Su, T. W. Button, A Schneider, L Singleton, and P D Prewett, Presented at the HARMST 2001 Workshop, Baden-Baden, Germany, 16-19 June 2001, and to be published in Microsystems Technology.
  • Processing effects on dielectric properties of barium strontium titanate (BST) ceramics for tunable thick film device applications, B. Su, J. E. Holmes, B. L. Cheng and T. W. Button, presented at Ferroelectrics UK 2001, 11-12 April 2001, Sheffield UK, to be published in proceedings.
  • Investigation of dielectric and mechanical losses in (Ba,Sr)TiO3 systems, B.L. Cheng, B. Su, J. E. Holmes, T.W. Button, M. Gabbay, and G. Fantozzi, presented at Ferroelectrics UK 2001, 11-12 April 2001, Sheffield UK, to be published in proceedings.
  • Fabrication and properties of Ferroelectric Materials and Devices, B Su, B L Cheng, J E Holmes, D H Pearce and T W Button, presented at Ferroelectrics UK 2001, 11-12 April 2001, Sheffield UK.
  • Micropatterning of 3D ceramic microstructures, B. Su, D. Zhang and T. W. Button, presented at MOLMT Workshop, UMIST, UK, 3-6 June 2001 and to be published in J. Mater. Sci.
  • Net Shaped Spiral and Helical Piezoelectric Actuators, D H Pearce, K A Seffen and T W Button, presented at MOLMT Workshop, UMIST, UK, 3-6 June 2001 and to be published in J. Mater. Sci.
  • Phase separation and binder migration during viscous polymer processing of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) ceramics, B. Su and T. W. Button, presented at Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Ceramic Society, Indianapolis, USA, 22-26 April 2001, to be submitted in J. Mater. Sci.
  • Fine Ceramic Structures And Film Patterns Via Soft Lithography And Colloidal Processing Techniques, B. Su and T. W. Button, presented at Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Ceramic Society, Indianapolis, USA, 22-26 April 2001.
  • Deposition of YBCO thin films by high temperature spray pyrolysis, T C Shields, W Haessler, J S Abell, T W Button, R I Tchakalova, R.Chakalov, J Eickemeyer and B de Boer, to be presented at EUCAS 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2001, and published in the proceedings.
  • Fabrication and characterisation of YBaCO coated nickel-based tapes with various buffer layers, R. I. Tchakalova, C. Cai, T. Woodcock, T. W. Button, J. S. Abell and E. Maher, to be presented at EUCAS 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2001, and published in the proceedings.
  • Effect of thickness and deposition rate on characterisations of YBaCuO films on buffered biaxially textured nickel tapes, C. Cai, R. I. Tchakalova, K. Kawano, G. Kong, T. W. Button, J. S. Abell and E. Maher, to be presented at EUCAS 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 2001, and published in the proceedings.
  • Microstructural and Electrical properties of Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 in bulk and thick film form, C M Ditum and T W Button, to be presented at the 7th European Ceramic Society Conference, Brugge, Belgium, 9-13 September 2001 and published in the proceedings.
  • Processing and Properties of Bulk and Thin Film Electroceramics produced by combining Hydrothermal and Conventional Synthesis Routes, E Nicolaidis, T W Button and C B Ponton, to be presented at the 7th European Ceramic Society Conference, Brugge, Belgium, 9-13 September 2001 and published in the proceedings.
  • 3-D Curved Ceramic Piezoelectric Tape Structures, D H Pearce and T W Button, to be presented at Materials Week: International Congress on Advanced Materials, their Processes and Applications, Munich, 1 to 4 October 2001.