An investigation of the effect of poling conditions on the characteristics of screen-printed piezoceramics


Dargie, Peter, Sion, Russell, Atkinson, John and White, Neil (1998) An investigation of the effect of poling conditions on the characteristics of screen-printed piezoceramics. Microelectronics International, 15, (2), 6-10. (doi:10.1108/13565369810215564).

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A study of the effect of poling conditions on screen-printed piezoceramics was undertaken. Printable pastes were produced, using a commercially available lead zirconate titanate (PZT) powder, mixed with two types of binder, lead (II) oxide and a lead borosilicate glass. Sample devices were fabricated using the two paste types and processed, using standard thick film techniques, before being poled under varying conditions. Samples were compared by measurement of piezoelectric charge constant, d33 and using scanning electron microscopy techniques. Temperature and time are shown to increase poling efficiency, while poling field reaches an optimum at 2-3 MV m-1. The PZT layers start to fail through a process of dielectric breakdown at fields of 3.5 MV m-1 and above.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1356-5362 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 21172
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:10
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/21172

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