High-Power Piezoelectric Characteristics of Sr2Bi4Ti5O18-Ca2Bi4Ti5O18-Based Ferroelectric Ceramics
The high-power piezoelectric characteristics of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics, based on a bismuth layer-structured ferroelectric, MnCO3-doped (Sr0.7Ca0.3)2Bi4Ti5O18 (abbreviated as SCBT0.3 + Mn x wt%), were studied. SCBT0.3 + Mn x wt% lead-free ceramics showed an extremely high mechanical quality factor (Qm) of more than 3000 in the (33) vibration mode under small-amplitude vibration. The high-power piezoelectric characteristics of SCBT0.3 + Mn x wt% were measured using the high-power measurement method based on frequency sweep driving under a constant voltage condition. It was found that the vibration velocity v0-p of SCBT0.3 + Mn 0.2 wt% linearly increased up to approximately 3.0 m/s. Therefore, the Mn-doped SCBT0.3-based ceramics are a promising candidate for lead-free high-power applications.
Chazono Hirokazu, Fujihara Shinobu, Katayama Keiichi, Masumoto Hiroshi, Mizoguchi Teruyasu, Osada Minoru, Shinozaki Kazuo and Takeda Hiroaki
Y. Noumura et al., "High-Power Piezoelectric Characteristics of Sr2Bi4Ti5O18-Ca2Bi4Ti5O18-Based Ferroelectric Ceramics", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 485, pp. 93-96, 2011