Electric breakdown of longitudinally-shock-compressed Pb(Zr₀.₅₂Ti₀.₄₈)O₃ (PZT 52/48) ferroelectric ceramics was experimentally investigated. It was found that a dependence of breakdown field strength, Eg, of shocked ferroelectrics on the thickness of the element, d, ranging from 0.65 to 6.5 mm is described by the Eg (d) = γ · d-w law that describes the breakdown of dielectrics at ambient conditions. It follows from the experimental results that the tunnel effect is a dominant mechanism of injection of prime electrons in the shocked ferroelectric elements. It was demonstrated that electric breakdown causes significant energy losses in miniature autonomous generators based on shock depolarization of poled ferroelectric elements.
S. I. Shkuratov et al., "Electric Breakdown of Longitudinally Shocked Pb(Zr₀.₅₂Ti₀.₄₈)O₃ Ceramics," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 110, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Jul 2011.
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