Mechanism of significantly enhanced piezoelectric performance and stability in textured potassium-sodium niobate piezoelectric ceramics

Author(s) Li, P.; Liu, B.; Shen, B.; Zhai, J.; Zhang, Y.; Li, F.; Liu, X.
Journal Journal of the European Ceramic Society
Date Published 01/2018
Abstract In this study, the piezoelectric coefficient d33 and planar electromechanical coupling coefficient kp were enhanced 145% and 71%, respectively for the <001>-textured (K0.5Na0.5)0.95Li0.05Nb0.93Sb0.07O3 piezoelectric ceramics compared with their randomly oriented counterpart. Significantly enhanced piezoelectric response in textured ceramics is originated from a combined effect of the intrinsic high piezoelectric activity of <001>-oriented grains in the tetragonal-orthorhombic phases, and easy polarization rotation of fine domains. Furthermore, a comparative analysis suggests that <001>-textured ceramics exhibit good thermal stability, benefiting from the weakened depolarization behavior via crystal orientation. The superior fatigue resistance in textured ceramics can be attributed to the reduced clamping effect as low defect density. These results show that high-performance textured ceramics reported in this work will be promising candidates in the field of lead-free piezoelectric materials.
DOI 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2017.07.017
ISSN 0955-2219
Citation Li P, Liu B, Shen B, Zhai J, Zhang Y, Li F, et al. Mechanism of significantly enhanced piezoelectric performance and stability in textured potassium-sodium niobate piezoelectric ceramics. Journal of the European Ceramic Society. 2018;38(1):75-83.

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