Microstructure and electrical properties of Nb and Mn co-doped CaBi4Ti4O15 high temperature piezoceramics obtained by two-step sintering

Zong Yang Shen, Wen Qin Luo, Yanxue Tang, Shujun Zhang, Yueming Li

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Bismuth layer structural ceramics with a composition of CaBi4Ti3.95Nb0.05O15+0.2 wt% MnO2 (CBTN-Mn) were prepared by a two-step sintering (TSS) approach. The effect of sintering process on the microstructure and its relationship with the electrical properties of the CBTN-Mn ceramics was investigated. A dense microstructure with small and homogeneous grains was obtained under an optimized two-step sintering condition, leading to a strongly enhanced piezoelectric constant (d33=27 pC/N). In addition, this ceramic also possesses high Curie temperature (Tc=790 °C), low dielectric loss (tan δ=0.2%) and high dc resistivity (ρ=5.5×106 Ω cm at 500 °C), indicating its potential for high temperature piezoelectric sensing applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7868-7872
Number of pages5
JournalCeramics International
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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