Electro-mechanical properties of PbZrO3-PbTiO3-Pd(Mn1/3Sb2/3)O3 ceramics under vibration-level change

Sadayuki Takahashi, Yasuhiro Sasaki, Seiji Hirose, Kenji Uchino

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Electro-mechanical properties in the pseudo-ternary solid solution system of PbZrO3-PbTiO3-Pb(Mn1/3Sb2/3)O3 piezoelectric ceramics were studied by changing the vibration-level using a constant current/velocity driving method. The vibration velocity is proportional to the driving electric field under a relatively low field. The velocity, however, deviates from a linear relationship as electric field increases and converges on a certain value. The increase of the vibration-level is accompanied by a large amount of heat generation as well, and this heat generation sets a practical upper limit of the vibration-level. The heat generation is caused by a dissipated-vibration-energy which is represented as a function of vibration velocity and the constants depending on the materials and transducers. In these pseudo-ternary solid solution ceramics, the compositional ratio which shows excellent electro-mechanical properties under a relatively low vibration-level does not necessarily coincide with the compositional ratio which is excellent under a relatively high vibration-level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1994Nov 30 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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