Impurity doping effect on photostriction in PLZT ceramics

Sheng Yuan Chu, Zhou Ye, Kenji Uchino

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Photostriction is the superposition of a photovoltaic and piezoelectric effects. In this study, photostrictive effects in the perovskite (Pb, La) (Zr, Ti)O3 were investigated as a function of B-site impurity doping. Donor doping was found to reduce both the grain size and room-temperature dielectric constant, influencing photovoltaic response. WO3 and Ta2O5 doping increase the photovoltaic response, but do not significantly affect the piezoelectric effect in this material. Maximum photostriction is obtained for samples with 0.4 at% WO3 doped or 1 at% Ta2O5 doped PLZT

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-143
Number of pages15
JournalAdvanced Performance Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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