Ultralow dielectric loss of BiScO3-PbTiO3 ceramics by Bi(Mn1/2Zr1/2)O3 modification

Yang Yu, Jikun Yang, Jingen Wu, Xiangyu Gao, Lang Bian, Xiaotian Li, Xudong Xin, Zhonghui Yu, Wanping Chen, Shuxiang Dong

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Abstract

BiScO3-PbTiO3 ceramics are attractive for high-temperature piezoelectric applications while their high dielectric loss has to be substantially reduced. In this paper, a ternary perovskite system of xBi(Mn1/2Zr1/2)O3-(1-x-y)BiScO3-yPbTiO3 (abbreviated as xBMZ-BS-yPT) with x = 0.02, 0.04 and y = 0.62–0.67 were fabricated by conventional solid-phase method, and their ceramics were systematically studied with regards to phase structure, microstructure, dielectric and piezoelectric properties. X-ray diffraction results indicate a gradual change from rhombohedral to tetragonal phase with increasing PT composition. Morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) is revealed for the system with x = 0.02, y = 0.64, at which ultralow dielectric loss factor (0.58 %), almost unchanged Curie temperature (449 °C), high electromechanical properties (d33 = 360 pC/N, kp = 0.53), and stable strain output below 200 °C are observed. With such excellent piezoelectric properties and high-temperature stability, BMZ modified BS-PT ceramics are promising candidates for power electromechanical devices, especially operating in high-temperature environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3003-3010
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Volume40
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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