Fatigue in Ferroelectric Ceramics and Related Issues

  • Doru C. Lupascu

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-228

About this book


A major barrier to the introduction of ferroelectric devices into mass markets remains their limited reliability due to fatigue. The underlying physical and chemical mechanisms of this material fatigue phenomenon are extremely complex, and the relevant influences range from single-point defects to macroscopic boundary conditions. This book summarizes the different aspects of fatigue in ferroelectrics. It is primarily concerned with bulk material effects. Mechanical, electrical, and physico-chemical processes are described; reference data are given for different loading regimes and boundary conditions; and various fatigue models are compared. The monograph also demonstrates how the results of acoustic emission and of microscopy studies reveal the microscopic origins of fatigue in ferroelectric devices.


Actuators FRAMS ceramics fatigue ferroelectrics microscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Doru C. Lupascu
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich Materialwissenschaften, Nichtmetallisch-Anorganische WerkstoffeTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07301-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07189-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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