Processing and electromechanical properties of lanthanum-doped Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 extruded piezoelectric fibres

F Clemens, T Comyn, J Heiber, F Nobre, Andrew C E Dent, Christopher R Bowen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4517-4523
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number13
Early online date12 Feb 2011
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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