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Provides information on all the important families of materials that are being considered as viable candidate for lead-free piezoelectrics
Covers in-depth material properties of most promising compositions illustrating the effect of dopants, domain engineering, texturing, and microstructure
Serves as the foundation for transitioning the lead-free materials into consumer electronics
Ecological restrictions in many parts of the world are demanding the elimination of Pb from all consumer items. At this moment in the piezoelectric ceramics industry, there is no issue of more importance than the transition to lead-free materials. The goal of Lead-Free Piezoelectrics is to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and developments in the field of lead-free materials and products to leading researchers in the world. The text presents chapters on demonstrated applications of the lead-free materials, which will allow readers to conceptualize the present possibilities and will be useful for both students and professionals conducting research on ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, smart materials, lead-free materials, and a variety of applications including sensors, actuators, ultrasonic transducers and energy harvesters.
1. Domain Engineering and Phase Transformations.- 2. Ferroelectric Domains and Grain Engineering in SrBi2Ta2O9.- 3. Development of KNN-based Piezoelectric Ceramics.- 4. Low temperature Sintering of the Alkali-Niobate Ceramics.- 5. Lead-Free KNN-Based Piezoelectric Materials.- 6. Alkali niobate piezoelectric ceramics.- 7. Influence of the A/B stoichiometry on defect structure, sintering and microstructure in undoped and Cu-doped KNN.- 8. Sodium Bismuth Titanate Based Ceramics.- 9. Perovskite Lead-Free Piezoelectric Ceramics.- 10. Processing and Properties of Textured BNT-based Piezoelectrics.- 11. Crystal growth and electrical properties of Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3–BaTiO3 single crystals.- 12. Nonstoichiometry in (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 Ceramics.- 13. Resonator Characteristics of Bismuth Layer Structured Ferroelectric Materials.- 14. Defect Control and Properties in Bismuth Layer Structured Ferroelectric Single Crystals.- 15. Processing and Properties of Textured Bismuth Layer Structured Ferroelectrics.- 16. Self-biased lead-free magnetoelectric laminates.- 17. Applications of lead-free piezoelectrics.