Templated grain growth of textured piezoelectric ceramics

G. L. Messing, E. M. Sabolsky, S. Kwon, S. Trolier-McKinstry

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Fiber textured 0.68PMN-0.32PT was fabricated using the Templated Grain Growth (TGG) process. Isostructural template materials (BaTiO3, SrTiO3) were [001] oriented in a fine matrix during tape casting. A high degree of [001] texture (Lotgering factor > 0.8) was obtained by heteroepitaxial growth of oriented single crystal PMN-PT on the template particles. The effect of matrix chemistry, time, and temperature on the texture evolution was investigated for both a reactive matrix and a perovskite powder matrix. [001] textured PMN-PT has a piezoelectric coefficient of 1300 pC/N up to 10 kV/cm and 0.32% strain at 50 kV/cm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1293-1296
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberII
StatePublished - Nov 9 2001
Event7th Conference and Exhibition of the European Ceramic Society - Brugge, Belgium
Duration: Sep 9 2001Sep 13 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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