Influence of domain orientation on the mechanical properties of lead zirconate titanate piezoelectric ceramics

Mitsuhiro Okayasu, Kazuto Sato, Mamoru Mizuno

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Abstract

The influence of domain orientation on the mechanical properties of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) piezoelectric ceramics has been investigated using un-poled and poled PZT ceramics. High mechanical properties, e.g., high elastic modulus and compressive strength, were obtained for the polarized PZT ceramics due to strain hardening caused by more severe domain switching during the loading process, while low mechanical properties for the un-poled ceramics. Fracture mechanics of the ceramics were influenced by the direction of the tetragonal lattice structure since cracks propagate along the long axis of the tetragonal structure (c-axis). Using X-ray diffraction and electron back scatter diffraction analysis, the domain switching characteristics could be clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-150
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Volume31
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Failure analysis
  • Fracture
  • Mechanical properties
  • PZT
  • PZT ceramic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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