By use of experimentation, we detected a shock wave geometry effect on the depolarization of poled PbZr0.52Ti0.48)O3 Z(PZT 52/48) ferroelectrics. It follows from the experimental results that shock front geometry is one of key parameters in the shock depolarization of PZT 5248 ferroelectrics. This shock depolarization effect forms a fundamental limit to miniaturization of explosive-driven shock-wave ferroelectric generators (FEGs). Based on obtained experimental results, we developed miniature generators that reliably produce pulsed voltages exceeding 140 kV.
S. I. Shkuratov et al., "Effect of Shock Front Geometry on Shock Depolarization of Pb(Zr 0.52Ti 0.48)O₃ Ferroelectric Ceramics," Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 83, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Jul 2012.
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Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Shock Waves; Shock Wave Effects; Lead Zirconate Titanate; Ferroelectric Devices; Ferroelectric Materials
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09 Jul 2012