Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Fatigue of Lead Zirconate Titanate Ceramics II: Sesquipolar Loading

Buy Article:

$52.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Piezoelectric actuators generally are driven with unipolar electric load cycles. Although the obtainable strain is increased by small excursions into the negative field regime, this type of load cycle is rarely considered, as its long-time reliability has been questioned. Here, we investigate the degradation of lead zirconate titanate during cycling between high positive and low negative electric fields. Measurements of the large and small signal parameters are used to quantify changes of the material. The fatigue behavior shifts from one best described with existing models of unipolar fatigue to bipolar-like fatigue with increasing field amplitude.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institute of Materials Science, Darmstadt University of Technology, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany

Publication date: April 1, 2007

  • 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