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A Study of the Sintering Mechanism of PZT-Based Piezoceramics
Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, 1994
  • Wayne Huebner, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Pei Wen Lu
  • WanRong Xue
Abstract
The densification behavior a PZT-based composition with additions of BiFeO3 as a flux was studied. Two different PZT powders were studied with varying initial particle sizes. Results clearly showed that BiFeO3 forms a low temperature liquid that aids in the densification behavior, with 3 mole% being optimum. Fine particle sizes substantially improved the density at low temperatures, with the net result that ceramics could be densified in air without the aid of a lead source. The corresponding electromechanical properties were typical of a hard PZT formulation.
Meeting Name
9th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, 1994
Department(s)
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • BiFeO3 Flux,
  • PZT-Based Piezoceramics,
  • PZT:BiFeO3,
  • PbZrO3TiO3:BiFeO3,
  • Bismuth Compounds,
  • Densification,
  • Electromechanical Properties,
  • Ferroelectric Materials,
  • Fine Particle Size,
  • Lead Compounds,
  • Low Temperature Liquid,
  • Piezoceramics,
  • Piezoelectricity,
  • Powders,
  • Sintering
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 1994 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-1994
Citation Information
Wayne Huebner, Pei Wen Lu and WanRong Xue. "A Study of the Sintering Mechanism of PZT-Based Piezoceramics" Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, 1994 (1994)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wayne-huebner/5/