This work was supported by the Swedish Research Council through grant 621-2002-4299 and the National Natural Science Foundation of China through grants 50328203 and 50472013. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Effective Grain Alignment in Bi4Ti3O12 Ceramics by Superplastic-Deformation-Induced Directional Dynamic Ripening†
Article first published online: 11 MAR 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 6, pages 676–680, March, 2005
How to Cite
Shen, Z., Liu, J., Grins, J., Nygren, M., Wang, P., Kan, Y., Yan, H. and Sutter, U. (2005), Effective Grain Alignment in Bi4Ti3O12 Ceramics by Superplastic-Deformation-Induced Directional Dynamic Ripening. Adv. Mater., 17: 676–680. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401127
- Issue published online: 11 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 11 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 DEC 2004
- Manuscript Received: 13 JUL 2004
Effective grain alignment is accomplished in Bi4Ti3O12 ceramics by a new processing concept based on superplastic-deformation-induced directional dynamic ripening. The developed anisotropic ceramics with well-aligned grain structures (see Figure) exhibit unique anisotropic dielectric and piezoelectric properties. This new processing concept opens up new possibilities for preparing two-dimensional microstructures composed of anisotropic grains for a wide range of ceramics.