Specific heat of a ferroelectric PZT ceramic at the morphotropic phase boundary

S. B. Lang, J. C. Lashley, K. A. Modic, R. A. Fisher, W. M. Zhu, Z. G. Ye

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Ferroelectric ceramic materials have a wide range of applications because of their piezoelectric and pyroelectric properties. One of their most important physical properties is the specific heat. In this study, the specific heats of a series of lead-zirconate-titanate (PZT) compositions in the vicinity of the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) were measured. The temperature range was from 1.8 to 300 K. It is believed that these are the lowest temperature measurements ever made on PZT. Differences between the specific heats of the different compositions were very small. However, the calculated Debye temperatures were slightly different. The results are useful in computing design parameters for technical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMELECON 2010 - The 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 9 Jul 2010
Event15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2010 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: 25 Apr 201028 Apr 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference - MELECON


Conference15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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