Dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric studies of neodymium-modified PLZNT ceramics for sensor and actuator applications

Ramam, K; Lopez M.

Abstract

This paper highlights donor Nd-modified PLZNT Pb0.985La0.015Ndy][Zr0.524Ti0.476]0.99-(y/4)Nb0.005O3 ceramic compositions where y = 0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75 and 1.0 mol% synthesized through solid-state reaction method were characterized for microstructure, dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties. Scanning electron microscopy studies exhibited grain growth inhibition and the room temperature dielectric constant enhanced with decreasing Curie temperature. It was observed that increasing Nd content with donor cations in A-site and B-site had influenced the ferroelectric properties, viz. remanent and spontaneous polarization. The optimum dielectric and piezoelectric properties (d33 and kp) were observed in 1 mol% Nd-modified PLZNT composition which could be suitable for possible sensor and actuator applications. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Título según WOS: Dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric studies of neodymium-modified PLZNT ceramics for sensor and actuator applications
Título según SCOPUS: Dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric studies of neodymium-modified PLZNT ceramics for sensor and actuator applications
Título de la Revista: JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS
Volumen: 466
Número: 01-feb
Editorial: Elsevier BV
Fecha de publicación: 2008
Página de inicio: 398
Página final: 403
Idioma: English
URL: http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0925838807021937
DOI:

10.1016/j.jallcom.2007.11.055

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS