The lanthanum titanate is a chemical compound which consist of the metals of lanthanum and titanium and oxygen. Lanthanum titanate has a good thermal stability at elevated temperatures and low dielectric loss at microwave frequencies. These properties makes it useful as a dielectric material applied to high frequency because of its thermal stability at elevated temperatures and low dielectric loss at microwave frequencies.
Lanthanum titanate having pyrochlore structure has good electrical, optical and catalytic properties and the films obtained by lanthanum titanate sputtering targets has been widely used as a high frequency capacitor material at high temperature, and also for production microwave dielectric resonator oscillator, microwave integrated circuit substrates and the like.
The films obtained by lanthanum titanate sputtering targets gives the material stability at high temperatures and mechanical strength. Also you may obtain many different properties by doping a metal to lanthanum titanate. One of the metals that can be doped is lithium. Lithium doped lanthanum titanate can be used in lithium ion batteries. Doping lithium to lanthanum titanate increases the ionic conductivity and high rate ionic conductivity is a desired property for lithium ion batteries.