Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Single Crystals

Ferroelectric materials have potential applications in a range of technologies including sensors, actuators, capacitors and transducers. Lead zirconate titanate (PZT) polycrystalline materials have been widely used since their discovery in the 1950’s, since then a large number of lead based ferroelectric materials have been developed. 

a) PMNT single crystal b) PMN-PZ-PT single crystal c) PMN-PFN-PT single crystal d) PLZST crystals

This Hot Highlight details the recent advances that have been made in lead-based ferroelectric and antiferroelectric single crystals – covering crystal growth, composition and property characterization. You can download the full article below, which is free to access for 4 weeks.

Progress in lead-based ferroelectric and antiferroelectric single crystals: composition modification, crystal growth and properties
Nengneng Luo, Yuanyuan Li, Zhiguo Xia and Qiang Li
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06430H

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Top-seeded solution growth and characterization of PMN–0.31PT piezoelectric single crystals
Qinghua Lu, Xifa Long and Yuehua Hu
DOI: 10.1039/C002491K

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