Effects of CeO2 on the Piezoelectric Properties of PSN-PMN-PZT Composition under Various Alternating Electric Fields
0.03Pb(Sb0.5Nb0.5)O3-0.03Pb(Mn1/3Nb2/3)O3-(0.94-x)PbTiO3-xPbZrO3 ceramics doped with CeO2 were synthesized by conventional bulk ceramic processing technique. Phases analysis, microstructures and piezoelectric properties were investigated as a function of CeO2 contents (0.03, 0.05, 0.1 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7wt%). Microstructures and phases information were characterized using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and an X-ray diffractometer (XRD). Relative dielectric constant (K33 T) and coupling factor (kp) were obtained from the resonance measurement method. Both K33 T and kp were shown to reach to the maximum at 0.1wt% CeO2. In order to evaluate the stability of resonance frequency and effective electromechanical coupling factor (Keff) as a function of CeO2 addition under strong electric field, the variation of resonance and anti-resonance frequency were also measured using a high voltage frequency response analyzer(FRA5096) under various alternating electric fields from 10V/mm to 80V/mm. It was shown that effective electromechanical coupling factor was increased by increasing the CeO2 additions.
Byung Tae Ahn, Hyeongtag Jeon, Bo Young Hur, Kibae Kim and Jong Wan Park
M. S. Yoon et al., "Effects of CeO2 on the Piezoelectric Properties of PSN-PMN-PZT Composition under Various Alternating Electric Fields", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 124-126, pp. 203-206, 2007