Effect of doping ions on structure and electrical properties of lead-free KNN ceramics
Doping effect on the lattice parameters, vibration modes, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of LiSbO3, LiTaO3 and LiNbO3 substituted lead-free K0.5Na0.5NbO3 (KNN) ceramics are investigated. All compositions are crystallized in morphotropic phase boundary region. Enhanced piezoelectric and electromechanical response d33 = approx.176-197 pC/N, kp = approx. 45%-48%, and kt = approx. 34%-47% obtained in the doped ceramics are due to the presence of the polymorphic phase transition between orthorhombic and tetragonal phase at room temperature.