Piezoelectric activity in perovskite ferroelectric crystals

Fei Li, Linghang Wang, Li Jin, Dabin Lin, Jinglei Li, Zhenrong Li, Zhuo Xu, Shujun Zhang

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Perovskite ferroelectrics (PFs) have been the dominant piezoelectric materials for various electromechanical applications, such as ultrasonic transducers, sensors, and actuators, to name a few. In this review article, the development of PF crystals is introduced, focusing on the crystal growth and piezoelectric activity. The critical factors responsible for the high piezoelectric activity of PFs (i.e., phase transition, monoclinic phase, domain size, relaxor component, dopants, and piezoelectric anisotropy) are surveyed and discussed. A general picture of the present understanding on the high piezoelectricity of PFs is described. At the end of this review, potential approaches to further improve the piezoelectricity of PFs are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7002922
Pages (from-to)18-32
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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