Characterizing full matrix constants of piezoelectric single crystals with strong anisotropy using two samples

Liguo Tang, Yang Zhang, Wenwu Cao

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Abstract

Although the self-consistency of the full matrix material constants of a piezoelectric sample obtained by the resonant ultrasonic spectroscopy technique can be guaranteed because all constants come from the same sample, it is a great challenge to determine the constants of a piezoelectric sample with strong anisotropy because it might not be possible to identify enough resonance modes from the resonance spectrum. To overcome this difficulty, we developed a strategy to use two samples of similar geometries to increase the number of easy identifiable modes. Unlike the IEEE resonance methods, sample-to-sample variation here is negligible because the two samples have almost the same dimensions, cut from the same specimen and poled under the same conditions. Using this method, we have measured the full matrix constants of a [011]c poled 0.71Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-0.29PbTiO3 single crystal, which has 17 independent constants. The self-consistency of the obtained results is checked by comparing the calculated elastic stiffness constants c 33 D, c 44 D, and c 55 D with those directly measured ones using the ultrasonic pulse-echo method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number164102
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume120
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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