Novel Oxalate Precursors for Mixed Metal Oxide Synthesis White Paper

Passive electronic devices have experienced a continuous and aggressive reduction in device size while increasing device performance. Especially in the area of Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC), improvements in volumetric efficiency (higher capacitance in smaller volumes) have been greatly aided by
the development of nano-sized metal oxide powders for use as dielectrics. Chemical solution-based synthesis methods, including precision coprecipitation of metal oxide nanopowders, have been the basis for many of these improvements.