Structures and electrical properties of (Na 0.5K 0.5) NbO 3-Li(Ta 0.5Nb 0.5) O 3 lead-free piezoelectric ceramics

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  • Ruzhong Zuo
  • Shi Su
  • Jian Fu
  • Zhengkui Xu


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-472
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009


Solid solutions of (Na 0.5K 0.5)NbO 3 (NKN) and Li(Ta 0.5Nb 0.5)O 3 (LTN) were investigated as a potential candidate of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics. It was found that the Curie temperature of solid solutions increases slightly with increasing the LTN content and simultaneously the polymorphic phase transition temperature linearly decrease till below room temperature. An orthorhombic to tetragonal phase transformation at room temperature, or a morphotropic phase boundary, in NKN is induced by ∼7 at% LTN addition, where the best dielectric, piezoelectric and electromechanical properties are achieved. The 0.94NKN-0.07LTN ceramics possess a dielectric constant of 765, a loss tangent of 0.04 at 1 kHz, a piezoelectric constant d 33 of 253 pC/N and an electromechanical coupling factor k p of 48%. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008.