Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 16, Issue 10, pp 2819–2830 | Cite as

Development of textured antimony sulphoiodide

  • J. R. Spann
  • P. F. Becher
  • G. Culbertson
  • K. Yon


Processing and characterization techniques which were used to obtain a dense well aligned antimony sulphoiodide ceramic body are described. A technique in which an a.c. field is used to electrically align SbSI crystals for subsequent orthogonal hot pressing is described. Characterization of the microstructure, the mechanical and the electrical properties disclosed that a reasonably strong (∼ 20MPa) piezoelectrically active (d33=∼ 500 pC N−1) body could be produced. These properties are then compared to those obtained on bodies prepared by other techniques and to those of single-crystal “boules” of SbSI.


Polymer Microstructure Electrical Property Antimony Characterization Technique 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Spann
    • 1
  • P. F. Becher
    • 1
  • G. Culbertson
    • 1
  • K. Yon
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryWashington, DCUSA

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