Chapter 3. Gelcast Forming of PZT Materials

  1. Ersan Ustundag and
  2. Gary Fischman
  1. J. O. Kiggans Jr.,
  2. T. N. Tiegs,
  3. F. C. Montgomery,
  4. L. C. Maxey and
  5. H. T. Lin

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294567.ch3

23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3

23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3

How to Cite

Kiggans, J. O., Tiegs, T. N., Montgomery, F. C., Maxey, L. C. and Lin, H. T. (1999) Gelcast Forming of PZT Materials, in 23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3 (eds E. Ustundag and G. Fischman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294567.ch3

Author Information

  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory P. O. Box 2008 Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375631

Online ISBN: 9780470294567

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Keywords:

  • lead zirconate titanate (LZT) actuators;
  • lubricants;
  • catalyst;
  • fabricated

Summary

Lead zirconate titanate (PZT) materials have short piezoelectric response times, low power consumption, and can be made in compact shapes. These properties make them potential candidates for actuators in automotive applications. An important issue with PZT materials, especially for the automotive industry, is reliability. It is generally accepted that the reliability of PZT materials are strongly affected by the quality of the green PZT preforms. Studies were initiated to compare the properties of PZT materials prepared by die press, tape cast, and gelcast forming methods. In this report we compare the sintering characteristics of the preforms and the electrical properties of the sintered PZT materials.