Further miniaturization of recently designed autonomous ferroelectric generators (FEGs) S. I. Shkuratov, J. Baird, and E. F. Talantsev, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 086107 (2011), which are based on the effect of explosive-shock-wave depolarization of poled ferroelectrics is achieved. The key miniaturization factor was the utilization of high-energy density Pb(Zr0.95Ti0.05)O3 (PZT 955) ferroelectric ceramics as energy-carrying elements of FEGs instead of the previously used Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT 5248). A series of experiments demonstrated that FEGs based on smaller PZT 955 ferroelectric elements are capable of producing the same output voltage as those based on PZT 5248 elements twice as large. It follows from the experimental results that the FEG output voltage is directly proportional to the thickness of PZT 955 samples. A comparison of the operation of FEGs based on PZT 955 and on PZT 5248 ferroelectrics is presented.
S. I. Shkuratov et al., "Note: Utilizing Pb(Zr 0.95Ti 0.05)O₃ Ferroelectric Ceramics to Scale Down Autonomous Explosive-Driven Shock-Wave Ferroelectric Generators," Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 83, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Jul 2012.
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