Performance of unimorph cantilever generator using Cr/Nb doped Pb(Zr 0.54Ti 0.46)O 3 thick film for energy harvesting device applications

Kyoung Bum Kim, Chang Il Kim, Young Hun Jeong, Young Jin Lee, Jeong Ho Cho, Jong Hoo Paik, Sahn Nahm

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Structural and piezoelectric properties of Pb(Zr 0.54Ti 0.46)O 3+0.2wt% Cr 2O 3+1.0wt% Nb 2O 5 (PZT-CN) thick films were investigated for potential use in energy harvesting device applications. The PZT-CN thick films, fabricated by a conventional tape casting process, were successfully synthesized at a sintering temperature of 1100°C. The sintered film exhibited excellent piezoelectric properties of d 33=365pC/N, γ 33 T/γ0=1069, and k p=0.52. Its d 33·g 33, which can characterize this material as a energy density material for energy harvesting device applications, was excellent, being as large as approximately 14,072×10 -15m 2/N. It was also demonstrated that a unimorph cantilever using the PZT-CN film could generate a significant power of 17.3mW (2083μW/cm 3) for high performance energy harvesters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-311
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the European Ceramic Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb


  • Energy harvesting
  • Films
  • PZT
  • Piezoelectric properties
  • Tape casting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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