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Temperature dependence of the dielectric, elastic and piezoelectric material constants of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) ceramics
Author(s): Ribal Georges Sabat; Wei Ren; Guomao Yang; Binu K. Mukherjee
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Paper Abstract

Resonance methods were used to determine the variation of several piezoelectric, elastic and dielectric constants, as well as the corresponding electromechanical coupling factors of soft and hard doped Pb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 (PZT) ceramics, with compositions near the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB), as a function of temperature ranging from −165 °C to 195 °C. The material constants were obtained by analyzing the fundamental resonance of the impedance or admittance spectra as a function of frequency for several sample resonance geometries. The piezoelectric constants d33 and −d31, as well as the dielectric constants εT33, generally increased with temperature for both soft and hard PZT samples. However, the elastic constants sE11 and -sE12 exhibited abnormal variations seen as broad peaks over parts of the tested temperature range. Furthermore, thermal hystereses were observed in all the studied material constants during the heating and cooling cycles. Finally, it was noted that, overall, the material constants of soft PZT varied significantly more than those of hard PZT under changing temperature conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6170, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics, 61700A (6 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.649784
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Ribal Georges Sabat, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)
Wei Ren, Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Guomao Yang, EXFO (Canada)
Binu K. Mukherjee, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6170:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Active Materials: Behavior and Mechanics
William D. Armstrong, Editor(s)

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