Bismuth Sodium Titanate Based Materials for Piezoelectric Actuators

REICHMANN, Klaus, FETEIRA, Antonio and LI, Ming (2015). Bismuth Sodium Titanate Based Materials for Piezoelectric Actuators. Materials, 8 (12), 8467-8495.

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Abstract

The ban of lead in many electronic products and the expectation that, sooner or later, this ban will include the currently exempt piezoelectric ceramics based on Lead-Zirconate-Titanate has motivated many research groups to look for lead-free substitutes. After a short overview on different classes of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics with large strain, this review will focus on Bismuth-Sodium-Titanate and its solid solutions. These compounds exhibit extraordinarily high strain, due to a field induced phase transition, which makes them attractive for actuator applications. The structural features of these materials and the origin of the field-induced strain will be revised. Technologies for texturing, which increases the useable strain, will be introduced. Finally, the features that are relevant for the application of these materials in a multilayer design will be summarized.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Infrastructure Management
Identification Number: 10.3390/ma8125469
Depositing User: Antonio Feteira
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 11:41
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 00:22
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11281

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