Dielectric relaxation, impedance spectra, temperature stability and electrical properties of Sr2MnSbO6-modified KNN ceramics

  • Wenming Shi
  • Juan DuEmail author
  • Chong Chen
  • Yanyan Wei
  • Jigong Hao
  • Wei LiEmail author
  • Peng Fu


Lead-free (1−x)K0.5Na0.5NbO3-x mol%Sr2MnSbO6 (abbreviated as KNN–xSMS, x = 0, 1 and 2) piezoelectric ceramics were prepared using the conventional solid-state sintering method. The effects of SMS on the microstructure and electrical properties of the KNN ceramics are investigated. 1 mol% SMS can greatly enhance the densification and increase the piezoelectric properties. Higher doping amounts will decrease the grain size and reduce electrical properties. The x = 0 and 1 samples show normal ferroelectric phase transition behavior, while the x = 2 sample exhibits diffuse phase transition behavior. Besides, after doping 1 mol% SMS, the field-induced unipolar strain and the remnant polarization vary less than undoped KNN ceramics in the temperature range of 30–160 °C. Therefore, doping SMS is an effective way to promote the temperature stability and electrical properties of KNN piezoelectric materials.



This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province of China (Grant Nos. ZR2018MEM011, ZR201709250374, ZR2017MEM019 and ZR2016EMM02), the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFB0402701), the Key R & D project of Shandong Province (Grant No. 2017GGX202008) and the Project of Shandong Province Higher Educational Science and Technology Program (Grant No. J17KA005).


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  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringLiaocheng UniversityLiaochengChina

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