, Volume 99, Issue 2, pp 427-431
Date: 11 Feb 2010

Combinatorial processing libraries for bulk BiFeO3–PbTiO3 piezoelectric ceramics

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A high throughput approach for generating combinatorial libraries with varying processing conditions for bulk ceramics has been developed. This approach utilized the linear temperature gradient in a tube furnace to screen a whole temperature range for optimized preparation. With this approach, the processing of 0.98[0.6BiFeO3–0.4PbTiO3]–0.02Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 ceramic powders and pellets for high-temperature piezoelectric applications was demonstrated to identify the best synthesis conditions for phase purity. The dielectric property measurement on the as-processed solid solution ceramics confirmed the high Curie temperature and the improved loss tangent with the Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 doping.