Piezoelectric and dielectric characteristics of lead-free BNKLBT ceramic thick film and multilayered piezoelectric actuators

S. H. Choy, X. P. Jiang, Kin Wing Kwok, H. L.W. Chan

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Lead-free piezoelectric 0.885(Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3-0.05(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3-0.015(Bi0.5Li0.5)TiO30.05BaTiO3ceramics (abbreviated as BNKLBT-1.5) were prepared by a conventional mixed oxide method. The composition has a piezoelectric d33constant of 154 × 10-12C/N, an electromechanical coupling coefficient ktof 0.519, a relatively low dissipation factor (tan δ = 1.6%) at 1 kHz. BNKLBT-1.5 multilayered actuators have been fabricated using a roll-casting technique. Each single layer has dimensions of 9.0 mm × 9.0 mm × 0.2 mm. Four multilayer actuators with 5, 10, 15 and 20 layers have been fabricated. Their capacitance and displacement under an a.c. field were measured. The capacitance measured at 1 kHz is 9.64 nF, 14.69 nF, 25.36 nF, 32.59 nF and the displacement measured at 5 kHz is 867 pm/V, 1331 pm/V, 2060 pm/V, 2442 pm/V, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2345-2350
Number of pages6
JournalCeramics International
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010


  • C. Electrical properties
  • C. Mechanical properties
  • D. Perovskites
  • E. Actuators

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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