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A new binderless thick-film piezoelectric paste

A new binderless thick-film piezoelectric paste
A new binderless thick-film piezoelectric paste
This paper presents an investigation into a screen printable piezoelectric paste formulated from a blend of PZT-Pz29 powders of different mean particle size mixed in an organic vehicle. In order to enhance d33 properties of the thick-film (a piezoelectric coefficient), no binder material was mixed into the paste. The d33 coefficient and maximum applied electrical field of devices processed at peak temperatures of 150ºC, 200ºC, 750ºC, 850ºC and 1000ºC were measured and the film adhesion assessed using scratch and tape tests. The applications that would benefit from these enhanced properties are also discussed. The thick-films produced at these processing temperatures showed good adhesion to 96% alumina substrates. They also showed the ability to withstand high electrical fields and a significant enhancement in d33 when compared to thick-film materials processed at similar temperatures using polymer or glass binders. A maximum average d33 value of 168pCN-1 was obtained for samples processed at a peak temperature of 1000ºC. This is 28% higher than the reported d33 value for a conventional piezoelectric thick-film processed at the same temperature. All samples withstood electric field strengths of over 14MVm-1 which is between 2.5 to 4.5 times higher than that used for conventional piezoelectric thick-films.
Piezoelectric, thick-film, d33, binderless paste
1037-1044
Cotton, D.P.J.
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Chappell, P.H.
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Cranny, A
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White, N.M.
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Cotton, D.P.J.
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Chappell, P.H.
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Cranny, A
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White, N.M.
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Cotton, D.P.J., Chappell, P.H., Cranny, A and White, N.M. (2007) A new binderless thick-film piezoelectric paste. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 18 (10), 1037-1044.

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This paper presents an investigation into a screen printable piezoelectric paste formulated from a blend of PZT-Pz29 powders of different mean particle size mixed in an organic vehicle. In order to enhance d33 properties of the thick-film (a piezoelectric coefficient), no binder material was mixed into the paste. The d33 coefficient and maximum applied electrical field of devices processed at peak temperatures of 150ºC, 200ºC, 750ºC, 850ºC and 1000ºC were measured and the film adhesion assessed using scratch and tape tests. The applications that would benefit from these enhanced properties are also discussed. The thick-films produced at these processing temperatures showed good adhesion to 96% alumina substrates. They also showed the ability to withstand high electrical fields and a significant enhancement in d33 when compared to thick-film materials processed at similar temperatures using polymer or glass binders. A maximum average d33 value of 168pCN-1 was obtained for samples processed at a peak temperature of 1000ºC. This is 28% higher than the reported d33 value for a conventional piezoelectric thick-film processed at the same temperature. All samples withstood electric field strengths of over 14MVm-1 which is between 2.5 to 4.5 times higher than that used for conventional piezoelectric thick-films.

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Published date: April 2007
Keywords: Piezoelectric, thick-film, d33, binderless paste
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 263778
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263778
PURE UUID: b57e2071-23e5-407f-a888-5195ed0fe93f
ORCID for N.M. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1532-6452

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Date deposited: 28 Mar 2007
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:12

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