Domain contribution to elastic nonlinearity in Pb(Zr, Ti)O 3-based piezoelectric ceramics

Manabu Hagiwara, Takuya Hoshina, Hiroaki Takeda, Takaaki Tsurumi

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In order to clarify the origin of the elastic nonlinearity in piezoelectric ceramics, the effect of Mn substitution into Pb(Zr,Ti)O3-based ceramics on the nonlinear elastic stiffness was investigated by analyzing the transient response after burst excitation. The real part of 3rd-order elastic stiffness drastically decreased with increasing Mn content. It was also found that the appearance of the elastic nonlinearity enhanced the mechanical loss. From the results, the irreversible domain wall motion overcoming the potential barrier due to defect complexes was considered as a possible origin of the elastic nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectroceramics in Japan XVI
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783037858561
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 262012 Oct 27

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Other32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan


  • Domain wall motion
  • Elastic nonlinearity
  • Piezoelectric ceramics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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