Preparation and characterization of transparent PZN-PLZT ceramics

Q. R. Yin, A. L. Ding, X. S. Zheng, P. S. Qiu, M. R. Shen, W. W. Cao

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Transparent Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-(Pb1-xLax)(Zr1-yTiy)O3 (PZN-PLZT) ferroelectric ceramics have successfully been prepared by hot-pressed sintering in oxygen atmosphere. Uniform cylindrical samples with diameter as large as Φ = 50 mm can readily be obtained. X-ray analysis and scanning electron microscopy experiments showed a pure perovskite phase, thin grain boundaries, and uniform dense microstructures. Very good transparency was reached for wavelength from near ultraviolet to infrared. The dielectric constant was also measured as a function of temperature and frequency. Some novel phenomena such as good piezoelectric and electro-optical properties have been observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-732
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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