Photostrictive effect in lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate ceramics near the morphotropic phase boundary

Patcharin Poosanaas, Kenji Uchino

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Abstract

Photostrictive effect in lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate (PLZT) ceramics, one of the promising candidates for photostrictive materials, has been investigated with different contents of La and the ratio of Zr/Ti near the morphotropic phase boundary compositions. The maximum photocurrent and photovoltage were obtained at different compositions of PLZT ceramics: maximum photocurrent at 4/48/ 52, maximum photovoltage at 5/54/46. New figures of merit for evaluating these materials, which includes both the magnitude of strain and response speed, were proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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