Glory of piezoelectric perovskites

Kenji Uchino

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This article reviews the history of piezoelectric perovskites and forecasts future development trends, including Uchino's discoveries such as the Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 electrostrictor, Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 single crystal, (Pb, La)(Zr, Ti)O3 photostriction, and Pb(Zr, Ti)O3-Terfenol magnetoelectric composites. We discuss five key trends in the development of piezomaterials: performance to reliability, hard to soft, macro to nano, homo to hetero, and single to multi-functional.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number046001
JournalScience and Technology of Advanced Materials
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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