Fabrication and properties of an anisotropic PZT/polymer 0–3 composite


Anisotropic 0–3 PZT platelet/polymer composites were prepared by a route involving the tape casting and sintering of PZT sheets and the subsequent alignment of platelets in a polymer matrix by either calendering or tape casting; both techniques induced a strong alignment of the platelets. At 60 vol 1/2 loading, measured d 33- and d h-values of ~ 30 pC N−1 and ~ 100 pC N−1, respectively, were obtained; the calculated g h-value was 83 mV mN−1. A strong ‘relaxation’ effect observed is considered most likely to be dependent on the characteristics of the polymer phase.

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Fries, R., Moulson, A.J. Fabrication and properties of an anisotropic PZT/polymer 0–3 composite. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 5, 238–243 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00186193

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  • Polymer
  • Polymer Matrix
  • Material Processing
  • Polymer Phase
  • Tape Casting