Relaxor ferroelectric materials

Thomas R. Shrout, Joseph Fielding

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Abstract

The authors review relaxor ferroelectrics and associated phenomena and commonalities that materials in this large family share. It is noted that the anomalously large dielectric constants (K) of relaxor ferroelectrics make them ideal for multilayer capacitors, electrostrictive actuators, and E-field-induced piezoelectrics for low-frequency sonar and high-frequency biomedical transducers. The presence of morphotropic phase boundaries in various solid solutions gives rise to a new family of high-K piezoelectrics. Microstructurally, relaxors offer less grain size dependency than normal PZTs, allowing finer scale devices. Commonalities in dielectric and related behavior of relaxors suggest an interrelationship of the underlying intrinsic phenomena of these so-called nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)711-720
Number of pages10
JournalUltrasonics Symposium Proceedings
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the IEEE 1990 Ultrasonics Symposium - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Dec 4 1990Dec 7 1990

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Ferroelectric materials
Sonar
Phase boundaries
Transducers
Solid solutions
Nanocomposites
Multilayers
Capacitors
Permittivity
Actuators

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Shrout, T. R., & Fielding, J. (1990). Relaxor ferroelectric materials. Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, 2, 711-720.
Shrout, Thomas R. ; Fielding, Joseph. / Relaxor ferroelectric materials. In: Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings. 1990 ; Vol. 2. pp. 711-720.
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