Ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of Ag modified PMN-PZT solid solutions

Koduri R.; Lopez M.

Abstract

The ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of Ag doped xPb(Mg 1/3Nb2/3)O3-(1- x) Pb(Zr0.532Ti 0.468)O3 ceramics, for Ag = 0.5, 1 and 1.5 mole%, synthesized by the columbite precursor method were investigated. The experimental results indicate that stoichiometry plays a significant role in the solubility of Ag and it affects the physical properties. The factors influencing microstructural development of Ag doped PMN-PZT are the Ag and PMN concentrations and Ag diffusion during the sintering process as can be observed from the scanning electron micrograph. Grain growth is considerably enhanced up to 4.05 μm in 1 mole% Ag doped 0.7PMN-0.3PZT, while the apparent density continuously increased up to 7.89 gm/cm3 in 1 mole% Ag doped 0.8PMN-0.2PZT, respectively. It was observed that 1 mole% Ag doped 0.7PMN-0.3PZT attained maximum values for the dielectric permittivity (εRT = 3864) at room temperature and the dielectric permittivity at the Curie temperature (εTc = 26826), respectively. The ferroelectric properties exhibited optimum values of Pr = 36.82 μC/cm 2 and Ps = 45.29 μC/cm2 in 1 mole% Ag doped 0.7PMN-0.3PZT, respectively while the Ec showed a decreasing trend throughout the series. The piezoelectric properties (d33 = 297 pC/N and kp = 0.377) were enhanced in 1 mole% Ag doped 0.4PMN-0.6PZT and 0.7PMN-0.3PZT, respectively. © EDP Sciences.

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Título según WOS: Ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of Ag modified PMN-PZT solid solutions
Título según SCOPUS: Ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of Ag modified PMN-PZT solid solutions
Título de la Revista: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL-APPLIED PHYSICS
Volumen: 37
Número: 1
Editorial: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Fecha de publicación: 2007
Página de inicio: 93
Página final: 99
Idioma: English
URL: http://www.epjap.org/10.1051/epjap:2006156
DOI:

10.1051/epjap:2006156

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS