Low-temperature-sintered Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based lead-free ferroelectric ceramics with good piezoelectric properties

Tat Hang Chung, Hailing Sun, Rui Wen, Kin Wing Kwok

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Li2CO3has been used as a sintering aid for fabricating lead-free ferroelectric ceramic 0.93(Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3)-0.07BaTiO3. A small amount (0.5 wt%) of it can effectively lower the sintering temperature of the ceramic from 1200 °C to 980 °C. Unlike other low temperature-sintered ferroelectric ceramics, the ceramic retains its good dielectric and piezoelectric properties, giving a high dielectric constant (1570), low dielectric loss (4.8%) and large piezoelectric coefficient (180 pC/N). The “depolarization” temperature is also increased to 100 °C and the thermal stability of piezoelectricity is improved. Our results reveal that oxygen vacancies generated from the diffusion of the sintering aid into the lattices are crucial for realizing the low temperature sintering. Owing to the low sintering temperature and good dielectric and piezoelectric properties, the ceramics, especially of multilayered structure, should have great potential for practical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4027-4032
Number of pages6
JournalCeramics International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • Low-temperature sintering
  • Piezoelectric properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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