Electrical Properties of (1–x)(0.8PMN-0.2PNN)-xPT Ceramics near the Morphotropic Phase Boundary


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Ferroelectric ceramics of (1x)(0.8PMN0.2PNN)xPT (x = 0.280.43) were synthesized by the columbite precursor method. Their phase structures as well as the dielectric, ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties were investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results demonstrate that the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) of this system lies in the composition range of x = 0.31–0.37. Examination of the dielectric behavior indicates that the ceramics exhibit high dielectric constants near the MPB compositions. In addition, the piezoelectric properties of the ceramics were found quite well around the MPB. The interrelated mechanism was also discussed.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

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Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




G. Y. Zhou et al., "Electrical Properties of (1–x)(0.8PMN-0.2PNN)-xPT Ceramics near the Morphotropic Phase Boundary", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 18-20, 2007

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April 2007




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