Study of 1-3 PZT fibre/epoxy composites with low volume fraction of ceramics

S. H. Choy, H. L W Chan, M. W. Ng, P. C K Liu

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Lead zirconate titanate (PZT) fibres were prepared by the viscous suspension spinning process (VSSP). Pre-sintered PZT powder mixed with poly (acrylic acid) was spun in a spinnerette to form fibres. The diameter of the fibre was 0.4 mm. The piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of the single fibre were studied. The piezoelectric coefficient (d33) and the remnant polarization Pr for a single fibre were found to be 490 pC/N and 26 μC/cm2, respectively, which are comparable with that in the bulk sample. The fibres were used to fabricate 1-3 PZT fibre/epoxy composites with low volume fraction of PZT (<0.2). Different theoretical models were used to calculate the piezoelectric coefficient (d33) of the composites and compared with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-115
Number of pages7
JournalIntegrated Ferroelectrics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004


  • 1-3 composite
  • Piezoelectric strain coefficient (d)
  • PZT fibres

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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