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A study of the effect of powder preparation and milling process on the piezoelectric properties of thick-film PZT

Torah, Russel N, Beeby, Stephen P and White, Neil M, (2002) A study of the effect of powder preparation and milling process on the piezoelectric properties of thick-film PZT Saneistr, J and Ripka, Pavel (eds.) At EUROSENSORS XVI, Czech Republic. 15 - 18 Sep 2002. , pp. 93-94.

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This paper details a study of the influence of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) powder preparation and milling process on the d33 coefficient of thick-film PZT layers. In particular, the influence of the powder milling process and its effect on particle size, shape and distribution has been investigated. Ball milled, jet milled and attritor milled powders were obtained from Morgan Electro Ceramics Ltd. These powders were mixed with various ratios of lead borosilicate glass in the range 5 to 20% by weight and an appropriate quantity of ESL 500 solvent to formulate a screen printable paste. The results show the highest values of d33 were obtained from the ball milled powder with 10% glass content, but the most consistent results were obtained from the attritor milled samples.

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: A four page extended abstract of the paper is available on the conference proceedings CD-ROM Event Dates: September 15-18
Venue - Dates: EUROSENSORS XVI, Czech Republic, 2002-09-15 - 2002-09-18
Keywords: Thick-film, d33, piezoelectric, piezoceramic
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 257548
PURE UUID: 91dc7d49-938b-449c-8575-57c31ed86ab8
ORCID for Stephen P Beeby: ORCID iD
ORCID for Neil M White: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 05 Jun 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:37

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Author: Russel N Torah
Author: Stephen P Beeby ORCID iD
Author: Neil M White ORCID iD
Editor: J Saneistr
Editor: Pavel Ripka

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