Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of xPb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3 - yPb(Mn1/3Nb1/3Sb1/3)O3- (1-x-y)Pb(Zr0.48Ti0.52)O3 Ceramics
xPb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3-yPb(Mn1/3Nb1/3Sb1/3)O3-(1-x-y)Pb(Zr0.48Ti0.52)O3 ceramics have been prepared by a columbite two-step method. NiNb2O6, MnNb2O6 and MnSb2O6 were used as precursors to produce the pseudoquintnary system ceramics. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results indicate that the pseudoquintnary system ceramics have a single-phase perovskite structure. The piezoelectric and dielectric properties of the ceramics were investigated as functions of x or y. The addition of Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3 makes the piezoelectric properties to become ‘soft’, while the addition of Pb(Mn1/3Nb1/3Sb1/3)O3 makes the piezoelectric properties to be ‘hard’. The Curie temperature (Tc) of the pseudoquintnary system decreases with the increase of Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3 or Pb(Mn1/3Nb1/3Sb1/3)O3 contents. The preferred piezoelectric properties were obtained in the composition with x=0.06 and y=0.06.
T. Ohji, T. Sekino and K. Niihara
H. J. Sun et al., "Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of xPb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3 - yPb(Mn1/3Nb1/3Sb1/3)O3- (1-x-y)Pb(Zr0.48Ti0.52)O3 Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 317-318, pp. 849-852, 2006