EVALUATION OF PLZT BASED RAINBOW CERAMIC SAMPLES DEVELOPED BY DR. GENE HAERTLING AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

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Authors
  1. Sherrit, S.
  2. Wiederick, H.D.
  3. Mukherjee, B.K.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Royal Military Coll of Canada, Kingston ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Dr. Gene Haertling, of Clemson University, USA, has recently shown that the selective reduction of one surface of a high lead containing piezoelectric ceramic wafer produces a stress-biased wafer with a unique domed structure that leads to high electrochemical displacement and enhanced load bearing capability. These ceramics have been called "rainbow" ceramics and their very high displacements make them very promising materials for actuators and some types of transducers. This report presents our characteristics of the dielectric, piezoelectric and hydrostatic properties of a number of lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT) based rainbow ceramics that were sent to us by Dr. Haertling.
Keywords
Rainbow (Reduced And Internally Biased Oxide Wafer) ceramics;Lead lanthanum zirconate titanate (PLZT)
Report Number
DREA-CR-94-436 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 1994
Number of Pages
21
DSTKIM No
96-00153
CANDIS No
145327
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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