An amount of 3.0 mol% NaNbO3 seeds was used to align the grains of 0.96(Na0.5K0.5)(Nb0.93Sb0.07)O3-(0.04−x)SrZrO3-x(Bi0.5Ag0.5)ZrO3 [NKNS-(0.04−x)SZ-xBAZ] thick films (0.0 ≤ x ≤ 0.04) along the  direction. All the textured thick films had large Lotgering factors (>95%). The textured NKNS-0.02SZ-0.02BAZ thick film has a rhombohedral-orthorhombic-tetragonal (R-O-T) structure with a large proportion of the R-O structure (>80%) and nanodomains (0.7 nm in width and 6 nm in length). This thick film exhibited a large d33 value (760 ± 20 pC/N), kp value (0.58) and strain (0.16% at 4.0 kV/mm), with good temperature stability and fatigue properties. The high piezoelectricity of this thick film can be attributed to its high degree of texturing, optimized domain configuration, and the presence of nanodomains. The piezoelectric ceramic with a large d15/d33 value showed a large d33 value after  texturing because of the easy rotation of the spontaneous polarizations. Hence, the d15/d33 value can be used to select piezoelectric ceramics with large d33 values after  texturing.
|Publication status||Published - 2023 Feb|
- sodium potassium niobate
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Control and Optimization