Templated grain growth of textured piezoelectric ceramics

G. L. Messing, S. Trolier-McKinstry, E. M. Sabolsky, C. Duran, S. Kwon, B. Brahmaroutu, P. Park, H. Yilmaz, P. W. Rehrig, K. B. Eitel, E. Suvaci, M. Seabaugh, K. S. Oh

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Templated grain growth (TGG) which enables the fabrication of textured ceramics with single crystal-like properties was discussed. In TGG, nucleation and growth of the desired crystal on aligned single crystal template particles results in an increased fraction of oriented material with heating. To facilitate alignment during forming, template particles must be anisometric in shape. Means to further improve the quality of texture and thus properties of textured piezoelectric ceramics by TGG were presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-96
Number of pages52
JournalCritical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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