Stress- and strain-relaxation in lead zirconate titanate based ceramics

Haitao Huang, Zhang Tianshu, Joo Tien Oh, Peter Hing

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The stress- and strain-relaxation behavior of lead zirconate titanate based ceramics is studied by using the three-point bending test. The relaxation behavior has been explained based on the domain reorientation mechanism. It is found that the stress relaxation behavior obeys a logarithmic time law. It has also been experimentally confirmed that above the Curie temperature where all the domains disappear, there is no relaxation in the ferroelectric ceramics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventICMAT 2001 Symposium C (Novel and Advanced Ceramics) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 28 Apr 2002 → …


  • Ferroelectrics
  • Mechanical properties
  • PZT
  • Strain relaxation
  • Stress relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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