Lead Free Piezoelectric Materials for Clean and Sustainable Energy

A special issue of Clean Technologies (ISSN 2571-8797).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 493

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel
Interests: piezoelectricity; multiferroicity; energy harvesting; energy storage; photovoltaic systems; dielectrics; crystallography
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Institute of Intelligent Flexible Mechatronics, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: mechanical engineering; nanotechnology; artificial muscles; li-ion batteries; dielectric elastomers; energy harvesters
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Department of Physics, C.V. Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar 752054, India
Interests: nanotechnology; energy harvesters; materials engineering; materials science; condensed matter physics; dielectric spectroscopy

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1. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel
2. Department of Research & Development, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun 248007, India
Interests: solar energy systems; mobile-robotics; swarm intelligence; multi-objective optimization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Piezoelectric materials can convert electric energy to mechanical energy and vice versa. These materials have found many applications in actuators, sensors, energy harvesting tools, etc. One of the key questions in the development of eco-friendly piezoelectric is how to achieve high piezoelectricity and large hysteresis-free electrostrain responses in a facile and effective manner. The thermal stability of piezoelectric properties is also a topic of concern. Considering lead toxicity, at present there is interest in developing piezoelectric materials that are biocompatible and more environmentally friendly.

Over the past six decades, lead-based ceramics have gained much attention due to their excellent piezoelectric properties and high Curie temperatures. Their giant piezoelectric responses are due to the existence of a morphotropic phase boundary (MPB). The scientific community is interested in understanding the mechanism responsible for such large piezo responses, which remains unclear despite more than six decades of investigation.

It is our pleasure to invite researchers and scientists to submit their research work to this Special Issue. The objective of this Special Issue is to present studies in the field of piezoelectric materials focusing on the mechanism responsible for large piezo responses. We look forward to receiving your outstanding theoretical and experimental research findings.

Key topics include:

  • Ferroelastic and ferroelectric materials;
  • Phase transitions;
  • Domain wall motion;
  • Domain engineering;
  • Tricritical phenomena;
  • Morphotropic phase boundary;
  • Giant piezo response;
  • Magnetostriction effect;
  • Multiferroic relaxor ceramic.

Dr. Shailendra Rajput
Dr. Xinghao Hu
Dr. Sabyasachi Parida
Dr. Abhishek Sharma
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  • lead-free ferroelectrics
  • material design
  • piezoelectric coefficient
  • electrostrain
  • energy harvesting

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