Mn dopant on the "domain stabilization" effect of aged BaTiO 3 and PbTiO3-based piezoelectrics

Lixue Zhang, Wenfeng Liu, Wei Chen, Xiaobing Ren, Jun Sun, Erkan A. Gurdal, Seyit O. Ural, Kenji Uchino

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We report that an obvious difference in the "domain stabilization" effect between 1.0mol.%Mn doped (Ba1-xSr x)TiO3 and (Pb1-xSrx)TiO3 piezoelectrics with a similar c/a ratio and aging treatment, though typically "increased" stabilization effect occurs with the increase of c/a in each system. The three-time larger microscopic defect dipole field Ei in lead-system from P-E measurements suggests the more aligned defect dipoles through kinetically easier hopping of oxygen vacancy originated from local structure rather than the average structure like c/a may be a primary cause of the strong domain stabilization effect. This may help on the hardening functionality improvement of lead-free systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number242903
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 10 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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