Next Article in Journal
Polyols from Microwave Liquefied Bagasse and Its Application to Rigid Polyurethane Foam
Next Article in Special Issue
Piezoelectric, Mechanical and Acoustic Properties of KNaNbOF5 from First-Principles Calculations
Previous Article in Journal
Raman Spectra of Luminescent Graphene Oxide (GO)-Phosphor Hybrid Nanoscrolls
Previous Article in Special Issue
Functional Piezocrystal Characterisation under Varying Conditions
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessFeature PaperReview
Materials 2015, 8(12), 8467-8495; doi:10.3390/ma8125469

Bismuth Sodium Titanate Based Materials for Piezoelectric Actuators

1
Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Materials, Graz University of Technology, Stremayrgasse 9, Graz 8010, Austria
2
Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB, UK
3
Advanced Materials Research Group, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
These authors contributed equally to this work.
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Lorean Pardo
Received: 19 October 2015 / Revised: 13 November 2015 / Accepted: 23 November 2015 / Published: 4 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Piezoelectric Materials)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [5759 KB, uploaded 23 December 2015]   |  

Abstract

The ban of lead in many electronic products and the expectation that, sooner or later, this ban will include the currently exempt piezoelectric ceramics based on Lead-Zirconate-Titanate has motivated many research groups to look for lead-free substitutes. After a short overview on different classes of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics with large strain, this review will focus on Bismuth-Sodium-Titanate and its solid solutions. These compounds exhibit extraordinarily high strain, due to a field induced phase transition, which makes them attractive for actuator applications. The structural features of these materials and the origin of the field-induced strain will be revised. Technologies for texturing, which increases the useable strain, will be introduced. Finally, the features that are relevant for the application of these materials in a multilayer design will be summarized. View Full-Text
Keywords: piezoelectric actuator; multilayer; lead-free; bismuth sodium titanate piezoelectric actuator; multilayer; lead-free; bismuth sodium titanate
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Reichmann, K.; Feteira, A.; Li, M. Bismuth Sodium Titanate Based Materials for Piezoelectric Actuators. Materials 2015, 8, 8467-8495.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top