Origin of the enhanced piezoelectric thermal stability in BiScO3-PbTiO3 single crystals

Lingping Kong, Gang Liu, Shujun Zhang, Wenge Yang

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BiScO3-PbTiO3 single crystals were reported to possess high piezoelectric coefficient of 1200 pC/N and Curie temperature of >400°C, exhibiting excellent thermal stability of properties up to 350°C. However, the origin of the thermal stability is yet unclear. In this research, high resolution synchrotron-based technique was used to study the temperature driven structural evolution in BiScO3-PbTiO3 system, where two competing symmetries and local distortion were observed, accounting for the high piezoelectric activity. A strong correlation between thermal stability of structure and temperature-dependent properties was established, which will benefit the design of ferroelectric materials with broad temperature usage range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number232901
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 8 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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