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Piezoelectric Materials

The science and technology in the area of piezoelectric ceramics are extremely progressing, especially the materials research, measurement technique, theory and applications, and furthermore, demanded to fit social technical requests such as environmental problems. While they had been concentrated on piezoelectric ceramics composed of lead-containing compositions, such as lead zirconate titanate (PZT) and lead titanate, at the beginning because of the high piezoelectricity, recently lead water pollution by soluble PZT of our environment must be considered. Therefore, different new compositions of lead-free ceramics in order to replace PZT are needed. Until now, there have been many studies on lead-free ceramics looking for new morphotropic phase boundaries, ceramic microstructure control to realize high ceramic density, including composites and texture developments, and applications to new evaluation techniques to search for high piezoelectricity. The purpose of this book is focused on the latest reports in piezoelectric materials such as lead-free ceramics, single crystals, and thin films from viewpoints of piezoelectric materials, piezoelectric science, and piezoelectric applications.

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Piezoelectric MaterialsEdited by Toshio Ogawa

Published: August 24th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61563

ISBN: 978-953-51-2559-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2558-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6669-6

Copyright year: 2016

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12116 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

20 Dimensions Citations


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1. Piezoelectric Properties and Microstructure of (K,Na)NbO3– KTiNbO5 Composite Lead-Free Piezoelectric Ceramic

By Kazushige Ohbayashi


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2. Grain-Oriented Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3–BaZrO3 Piezoelectric Ceramics

By Ali Hussain and Myong-Ho Kim


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3. Acoustic Wave Velocity Measurement on Piezoelectric Single Crystals

By Toshio Ogawa


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4. Quantum Mechanical Approaches for Piezoelectricity Study in Perovskites

By Edilson Luiz C. de Aquino, Marcos Antonio B. dos Santos, Márcio de Souza Farias, Sady S. da Silva Alves, Fábio dos Santos Gil, Antonio Florêncio de Figueiredo, José Ribamar B. Lobato, Raimundo Dirceu de P. Ferreira, Oswaldo Treu-Filho, Rogério Toshiaki Kondo and José Ciríaco Pinheiro


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5. Electronic Structure and Piezoelectric Properties of SbSI Crystals

By Algirdas Audzijonis, Leonardas Žigas, Raimundas Sereika and Raimundas Žaltauskas


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6. Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

By Hiroshi Maiwa


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7. Polymeric Prosthesis as Acoustic, Pressure, Temperature, and Light Sensor Fabricated by Three-Dimensional Printing

By Ernesto Suaste-Gómez, Grissel Rodríguez-Roldán, Héctor Reyes- Cruz and Omar Terán-Jiménez


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8. Piezoelectric-Layered Structures Based on Synthetic Diamond

By Boris P. Sorokin, Gennady M. Kvashnin, Arsenii V. Telichko, Sergey I. Burkov and Vladimir D. Blank


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9. Piezoelectric Materials in RF Applications

By Philippe Benech and Jean‐Marc Duchamp


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