Piezoelectric and Electrical Properties of Lead-Free (Na0.5K0.5)NbO3- Bi0.5(Na0.80K0.20)0.5TiO3 Ceramics
Extending the investigations on (Na0.5K0.5)NbO3-based solid solution for lead-free piezoelectric ceramics, this paper consider the complex solid-solution system (Na0.5K0.5)NbO3–Bi0.5(Na0.80K0.20)0.5TiO3 [NKN-BNKT]. (Na0.5K0.5)NbO3 with 2 ~ 6 mol% Bi0.5(Na0.80K0.20)0.5TiO3 has been prepared following the conventional mixed oxide process. A morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) between orthorhombic (O) and tetragonal (T) was found at the composition 0.97NKN-0.03BNKT with correspondingly enhanced dielectric and piezoelectric properties. The electromechanical coupling factor and dielectric constant are higher for compositions near the MPB. The dielectric constant (εr), planar coupling coefficient (kp) and thickness coupling coefficient (kt)of 0.97NKN-0.03BNKT ceramics were 1483, 32% and 31%, respectively.
Ran Chen and Wenli Yao
C. H. Wang "Piezoelectric and Electrical Properties of Lead-Free (Na0.5K0.5)NbO3- Bi0.5(Na0.80K0.20)0.5TiO3 Ceramics", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 230-232, pp. 12-15, 2011