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Advances in Lead-Free Piezoelectric Materials

  • Reviews the latest developments in lead-free piezoelectric materials

  • Provides detailed insights into the structure and physical properties of lead-free piezoelectric materials

  • Addresses the potential applications in actuators, energy harvesting, etc.

  • Discusses the relationship between the phase structure and electrical properties of lead-free piezoelectric materials


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jiagang Wu
    Pages 1-40
  3. Jiagang Wu
    Pages 41-108
  4. Jiagang Wu
    Pages 247-299
  5. Jiagang Wu
    Pages 379-396

About this book


This book systematically reviews the history of lead-free piezoelectric materials, including the latest research. It also addresses a number of important issues, such as new types of materials prepared in a multitude of sizes, structural and physical properties, and potential applications for high-performance devices.

Further, it examines in detail the state of the art in lead-free piezoelectric materials, focusing on the pathways to modify different structures and achieve enhanced physical properties and new functional behavior. Lastly, it discusses the prospects for potential future developments in lead-free piezoelectric materials across disciplines and for multifunctional applications. Given its breadth of coverage, the book offers a comprehensive resource for graduate students, academic researchers, development scientists, materials producers, device designers and applications engineers who are working on or are interested in advanced lead-free piezoelectric materials.


Lead-free Piezoelectrics Crystal Structure Electronic Devices Piezoelectric ceramics Perovskite Quartz SiO2

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials ScienceSichuan UniversityChengduChina

About the authors

Prof. Jiagang Wu received his B.S. degree from Sichuan University in 2003 and Ph.D. degree from Sichuan University in 2008, and worked as a Singapore Millennium Postdoctoral Fellow (SMF-PDF) at the National University of Singapore from 2008 to 2010 (two years). He was an associate professor at Department of Materials Science of Sichuan University from 2011.2 to 2015.9. Since 2015.9, he has been promoted to professor in Sichuan University. Currently, he is deputy dean of the College of Materials Science and Engineering in Sichuan University. His main research interest is the composition design and properties modification of lead-free ferroelectric/piezoelectric/multiferroic materials. He as first author or corresponding author has published more than 150 papers in leading, international peer-reviewed journals, all the papers have been cited more than 2300 times, and H index is 31.

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