Bi0.5(Na0.8 K0.2)0.5TiO3 (abbreviated as BNKT) piezoelectric ceramics with extensive <001> texture were prepared by the reactive templated grain growth (RTGG), using plate-like Bi4Ti3O12 (BiT) particles as the templates. Through the analysis of X-ray diffraction pattern of the obtained materials, extensive crystallographic texture was evaluated with a relatively high Lotgering factor (f ≥ 0.9), and the incorporated (Bi0.5 K0.5)TiO3 diffused into the (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 lattice to form a single solid solution. The scanning electron microscopy showed that the in-situ reaction started at the vicinity of BiT surface and proceeded with heat treatment time toward the inner part of the BiT. The high textured BNKT piezoelectric ceramics demonstrated good piezoelectric performance without decreasing the depolarization temperature when they were sintered at 1200 °C for 10 h.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering