The progress update of relaxor piezoelectric single crystals

Jun Luo, Wesley Hackenberger, Shujun Zhang, Thomas R. Shrout

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A series of relaxor piezoelectric single crystals, including lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) and pure and manganese-doped lead indium niobate-lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PIN-PMN-PT and Mn: PIN-PMN-PT), have been developed by a modified Bridgman crystal growth process. These single crystals have been grown along both 〈001〉 and 〈110〉 with diameters up to 75mm. PIN-PMN-PT possesses the similar electromechanical properties to PMN-PT, while rhombohedral-to-tetragonal phase transition temperature (Trt) and coercive field (EC) increased to higher than 120° C and 4.5kV/cm, respectively. By doping with Mn, mechanical quality factor (QM) increased above 700 in 〈001〉-poled longitudinal mode without compromising electromechanical coupling (k 33), Trt and EC. This work demonstrated that by composition modification, the electromechanical properties of PMN-PT based crystals can be stabilized with respect to operating temperature and electric field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium and Short Courses, IUS 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424443895
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2009 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 20 2009Sep 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
ISSN (Print)1051-0117


Other2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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