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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of the European Ceramic Society|
|State||Published - Jul 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry