Properties of lead zirconate titanate ceramics determined using microwave and hot-press hybrid sintering process

Citation
H. Takahashi et al., Properties of lead zirconate titanate ceramics determined using microwave and hot-press hybrid sintering process, JPN J A P 1, 40(9B), 2001, pp. 5642-5646
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science
Volume
40
Issue
9B
Year of publication
2001
Pages
5642 - 5646
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-4922(200109)40:9B<5642:POLZTC>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
Piezoelectric materials play an important role in smart, material and struc tural systems, and high-performance piezoelectric actuators with larger for ce and displacement output are in demand. It was shown in our previous work that the hybrid sintering process using a 28 GHz microwave technique and h ot pressing offers advantages over conventional technologies reference. It was also confirmed that the maximum achieved value of piezoelectric constan t d(31) of the specimens of the hybrid-sintering process is approximately 3 60 x 10(-12) m/V which is about 38% larger than 260 x 10(-12) m/V, the d(31 ) of the conventionally sintered specimens. In this study, the material pro perties, including electromechanical coupling factor. Young's modulus, freq uency constant, Curie temperature and dielectric constant, of the specimens fabricated with the microwave sintering process were further investigated for different sintering temperatures. The Curie point T-c decreases, but th e dielectric constant epsilon (r) at T-c increases with the grain size of s pecimens for all sintering methods. The influence of grain size on T-c and epsilon (r) can be attributed to the residual stress induced by the lattice mismatch between the cubic phase and the tetragonal-rhombohedral mixed pha se.