Processing and electromechanical properties of lanthanum-doped Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 extruded piezoelectric fibres
Clemens, F., Comyn, T., Heiber, J., Nobre, F., Dent, A. C. E. and Bowen, C. R., 2011. Forthcoming. Processing and electromechanical properties of lanthanum-doped Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 extruded piezoelectric fibres. Journal of Materials Science, 46 (13), pp. 4517-4523.
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This article describes the processing and characterisation of lanthanum-doped lead zirconate titanate (PLZT)-based ferroelectric fibres for composite transducer applications. X-ray diffraction of the extruded and sintered fibres indicated some lead loss during sintering; however, the fibres exhibited low porosity (1.54%), high maximum piezoelectric strain (4041ppm) and relatively low coercive field (0.77kV/mm). The low coercive field of the lanthanum-doped fibres may be advantageous in terms of facilitating polarization of the fibres in composite architectures.
|Creators||Clemens, F., Comyn, T., Heiber, J., Nobre, F., Dent, A. C. E. and Bowen, C. R.|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering|
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