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New developments in PMN-based multilayer actuators
Author(s): Mark A. Ealey; Charles F. Pohlhammer; John A. Wellman
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Paper Abstract

Over the past decade, the principle focus in the lead magnesium niobate (PMN) family of relaxor ferroelectric ceramics has been on the electrostrictive formulation due mainly to its application in deformable optics. Electrostrictive response of the PMN material is very low in hysteresis, contains near-zero creep, and features subnanometer precision. Temperature dependence is its major drawback. Highly desirable is a material which has the broad temperature response of piezoelectric lead-zirconate- titanate with the stable, accurate response of electrostrictive PMN. In this paper we report the development of novel piezoelectric and composite formulations of PMN which provide temperature stabilized response with moderate hysteresis and enhanced structural response with high authority.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2865, Actuator Technology and Applications, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259038
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Ealey, Xinetics Inc. (United States)
Charles F. Pohlhammer, Xinetics Inc. (United States)
John A. Wellman, Xinetics Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2865:
Actuator Technology and Applications
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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