Thin films of (Ba,Sr)TiO3 (BST) have been prepared by rf magnetron reactive sputtering using single alloy target, and in-situ negative DC-bias. Post annealing was applied to the asdeposited films at 620°C for 2 hours in 1 atm oxygen atmosphere. Thin film microstructures
and grain sizes were studied and calculated by means of X-ray diffraction, while the film composition was analyzed by Electron Probe X-ray Microanalyzer (EPMA). The dielectric constant of the films was also studied. As the applied DC-bias increased, the dielectric constant increased from 176 to 912, the x-ray diffraction patterns became more intense and narrower, and the (Ba+Sr)/Ti molar ratio increased from 0.70 to 0.83. In-situ DC-bias was observed to be a feasible fabrication process to increase the grain size and relative permittivity of sputtered BST films.