Morphotropic phase boundary and electric properties in (1-x)Bi 0.5Na 0.5TiO 3-xBiCoO 3 lead-free piezoelectric ceramics

Fei Fei Guo, Bin Yang, Shan Tao Zhang, Xiao Liu, Li Mei Zheng, Zhu Wang, Feng Min Wu, Da Li Wang, Wen Wu Cao

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Lead-free (1-x)Bi 0.5Na 0.5TiO 3-xBiCoO 3 (x=0, 0.015, 0.025, 0.03, 0.035, 0.04, and 0.06) piezoelectric ceramics have been synthesized and their structure and electric properties have been investigated systemically. The rhombohedral-tetragonal morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) locates near x=0.025-0.035. For the ceramics with x=0.025, the saturated polarization (P s), remnant polarization (P r), coercive field (E c), strain(S), piezoelectric constant (d 33), and thickness electromechanical coupling factor (k t) are 40.6μC/cm 2, 35.4 μC/cm 2, 5.25 kV/mm, 0.11%, 107pC/N, and 0.45, respectively. The low temperature humps of relative dielectric constant, which is indicative of T R-T, are becoming inconspicuous gradually with the increasing x and almost disappear at x=0.04. The depolarization temperature T d decreases first and then increases with the increasing x. Our results may be helpful for further work on Bi 0.5Na 0.5TiO 3-based lead-free piezoelectric ceramics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number124113
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 2012

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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