|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Synthesis and Characterization of Textured BCZT Ceramics Prepared by Molten Salt Synthesis Method
||Jai Shree K, Chandrakala E, Dibakar Das
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Lead based and lead-free piezoelectric materials are well known for various sensor, actuator and transducer applications. Texture engineering has been utilized as an effective method to enhance the performance of piezoelectric ceramics by optimization of the microstructural features, which includes grain size, grain orientation and grain texture. In the present investigation lead-free piezoelectric BCZT templates have been prepared using molten salt synthesis by varying heating temperatures. The template powders were added to BCZT precursor powders with varying mole percentages. Further, these powders were compacted and sintered to achieve bulk dense ceramics. Phase and texturing of the sintered samples will be characterized by XRD and electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD) analysis. The piezoelectric properties (d33, g33, kp) will be measured as a function of varying BCZT templates and will be compared with the BCZT ceramics with random grain orientation.
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