Abhinay, S and Mazumder, R and Seal, A and Sen, A (2016) Tape casting and electrical characterization of 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O-3-0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 (BZT-0.5BCT) piezoelectric substrate. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 36 (13). pp. 3125-3137. ISSN 0955-2219

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Recently, piezoelectric wafers/substrates have opened new opportunities for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of structures in defense, aerospace, and industrial sectors. Such substrates can be easily made by tape casting of slurries where dispersants and binders play a critical role. In the present work, tape casting slurry of BZT-0.5BCT powder has been prepared using MEK-EtOH (solvent), phosphate ester (dispersant), polyvinyl butyral (binder), poly ethylene glycol and benzyl butyl pthalate (plasticizer). It was found that 1 wt.% phosphate ester is sufficient for effective dispersion of BZT-0.5BCT to obtain a stable slurry. Variation of PVB content shows that at least 3 wt.% PVB is required to obtain the workable green tape. The highest density (94% of true density), relative permittivity (1700 at 1 kHz) and the high values of strain (0.23%) have been obtained for tape with 3 wt.% PVB content and 65% solid loading after firing at 1500 degrees C/4h. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Sensor and Actuator
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 11:46
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2016 11:46
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3744

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