Skip to main content

Microstructural Evolution of Crystalline-Oriented (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 Piezoelectric Ceramics with a Sintering Aid of CuO

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

The microstructural development of crystalline-oriented (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 (KNN)-based piezoelectric ceramics during sintering was investigated. The addition of CuO as a sintering aid was found to be effective for fabricating highly oriented and dense KNN ceramics. KNN specimens containing 0.5–1.0 mol% CuO sintered at 1100°C for 1 h were found to have relative densities and pseudo-cubic {100} orientation degrees of 95% or higher. In the early stages of sintering, KNN is formed in the reaction between complementary reactants NaNbO3 and KNbO3, after which oriented grain growth proceeds at a relative density of more than 90%. In addition, the results of transmission electron microscopy observation showed that textured KNN ceramics have a unique pectinate-like domain structure with domain walls consisting of {101} planes.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc., Nagakute 480-1192, Japan

Publication date: 2006-06-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more