Accession Number : AD0755520

Title :   Measurement of the Pyroelectric Coefficient of 65/35 PZT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : McGevna,Vincent G. ; Saccenti,John C. ; McNeilly,John H.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The pyroelectric coefficient of Lead Zirconate Titanate (Pb(Zr(0.65)Ti(0.35))O3 + 1 wt% Nb2O5) has been measured at temperatures from 10C to 100C. Values obtained from samples poled at ambient temperatures and repeatedly heated range from 0.022 microcoulombs/sq cm./degree C at 10C to 0.40 microcoulombs/sq cm./degree C at 100C. Samples electrically poled at ambient temperature require temperature annealing before reproducible pyroelectric values may be obtained. Samples electrically poled at higher temperatures provide larger pyroelectric values which are also reproducible. Exposure to gamma radiation did not produce noticeable differences in the pyroelectric coefficient for up to 1 million R total dose of 60Cobalt. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FERROELECTRIC CRYSTALS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES), CERAMIC MATERIALS, LEAD COMPOUNDS, TITANATES, ZIRCONATES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, DAMAGE, RADIATION EFFECTS, GAMMA RAYS

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE