Electric Fatigue in Antiferroelectric Lead Zirconate Stannate Titanate Ceramics Prepared by Spark Plasma Sintering
The fatigue behavior of lead zirconate stannate titanate (PZST) ceramics prepared by spark plasma sintering (SPS) was investigated. Polarization and strain hysteresis loops were monitored. The material shows a high resistance to fatigue because of bipolar electric cycling. Both maximum strain and switchable polarization first show a fatigue stage 0 to 105 cycles and then a fatigue-free period up to 108 cycles. The maximum losses of maximum strain and switchable polarization are 18% and 10% of their initial values, respectively. The dominant fatigue mechanism is assigned to the pinning of domain walls by charged defects.
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Document Type: Communications
Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung and Institut für Nichtmetallische Anorganische Materialien, Universität Stuttgart, Pulvermetallurgisches Laboratorium, Heisenbergstrasse 3, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
Publication date: 2005-10-01