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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

High Performance Lead-free Piezoelectric Materials
by Gupta, Shashaank, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2013, 223; 10595344
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis focuses on the fundamental understanding of the crystallographic nature, domain structure and domain dynamics of KNN. Since compositions close to x = 0.5 are of primary interest because of their superior piezoelectric activity among other compositions (0 < x < 1), detailed crystallographic and domain structure studies were conducted to provide explanation for the observed electromechanical response. Investigations were conducted on random, textured and single crystals to collect comprehensive information for elucidating the fundamental behavior. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Priya, Shashank
School: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
School Location: United States -- Virginia
Source: DAI-B 78/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Physics, Materials science
Keywords: Domain structure, Ferroelectrics, KNN, Lead-free, Optical chrystallography, Piezoelectrics
Publication Number: 10595344
ISBN: 978-1-369-75096-6
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