Photostrictive actuator using plzt ceramics

Kenji Uchino, Motoya Aizawa

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Abstract

Photostriction explainable by the superposition of the bulk photovoltaic effect and piezoelectricity has been investigated in the solid solution ceramics of (Pb, La)(Zr, Ti)O3. Using the optimum composition PLZT(3/52/48), we have fabricated a photodriven relay as a trial photostrictive actuator. Though the response is rather slow, we have observed primitive relay function controllable by the optical irradiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-141
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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