Dielectric and piezoelectric properties of pb1_xbaxnb206 ferroelectric tungsten bronze crystals

Thomas R. Shrout, Huanchu Chen, L. E. Cross

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Tungsten bronze single crystals in the Pb1 Ba Nb906 system were grown from a melt using the Czochralski technique. The dielectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties were determined. The dielectric constant KA and piezoelectric coefficient d15 showed a strong enhancement upon approaching the tetragonal:orthorhombic morphotropic phase boundary as predicted by thermodynamic phenomenology. It is clear that crystals with a composition in the tetragonal phase field near this boundary will be of major interest for various piezoelectric device applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalFerroelectrics Letters Section
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1984


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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