El camp central dels treballs del grup és l'estudi i la caracterització de materials per a la seva aplicació en dispositius i/o circuits. Els materials estudiats són ceràmiques i compòsits piezoelèctrics, per a les seves aplicacions en microelectrònica i optoelectrònica. L‘atenció preferent se centra en l'anàlisi i la caracterització del comportament no lineal de materials, dispositius i circuits, i en l’estudi de la relació entre les condicions d'obtenció, el desordre estructural i les propietats de transport electrònic en polímers i materials orgànics conductors. L'estudi no lineal és necessari en les aplicacions en dispositius ultrasònics que utilitzen transductors ressonants. La caracterització no lineal de convertidors electrònics commutats DC-DC sotmesos tant a controls clàssics com moderns (diagrames de bifurcacions, dinàmiques quasiperiòdiques i caòtiques...) està orientada al disseny.

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  • Effect of lanthanide doping on structural, microstructural and functional properties of K0.5Na0.5NbO3 lead-free piezoceramics 

    Vendrell Villafruella, Xavier; García García, José Eduardo; Cerdeiras Montero, Elena; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Rubio-Marcos, Fernando; Fernández Lozano, José Francisco; Mestres Vila, Lourdes (2016-11-15)
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    Lanthanides-doped K0.5Na0.5NbO3(KNN) lead-free piezoelectric ceramics are prepared by conventional solid-state reaction. The effects of lanthanum concentration and the lanthanide type on the structure, microstructure and ...
  • High stability of properties in morphotropic phase boundary Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-BaTiO3 piezoceramics 

    Machado, Rodrigo; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; dos Santos, Valdeci B.; Cerdeiras Montero, Elena; Mestres Vila, Lourdes; García García, José Eduardo (2016-11-15)
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    The (1-x)Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3–xBaTiO3 (BNT-xBT) system with composition at its morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) has received significant attention because of their attractive properties as lead-free piezoceramics. Although the ...
  • Bifurcation analysis of a DC–DC bidirectional power converter operating with constant power loads 

    Cristiano, Rony; Pagano, Daniel J.; Benadero García-Morato, Luis; Ponce, Enrique (2016-04)
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    Direct current (DC) microgrids (MGs) are an emergent option to satisfy new demands for power quality and integration of renewable resources in electrical distribution systems. This work addresses the large-signal stability ...
  • Microstructure effects on BaTiO3/BaTi0.8Zr0.2O3 composites properties 

    Martins Amaral, Thiago; Antonelli, Eduardo; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo; Hernandes, Antonio Carlos (2016-05-15)
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    The dielectric, pyroelectric and ferroelectric properties of bilayered BaTiO3/BaTi0.8Zr0.2O3 ceramics are described and correlated with their microstructure. Different sintering times are employed to change the microstructure ...
  • Extrinsic response enhancement at the polymorphic phase boundary in piezoelectric materials 

    Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Esteves, Giovanni; Jones, Jacob L.; Rubio-Marcos, Fernando; Fernández Lozano, José Francisco; García García, José Eduardo (2016-04-04)
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    Polymorphic phase boundaries (PPBs) in piezoelectric materials have attracted significant interest in recent years, in particular because of the unique properties that can be found in their vicinity. However, to fully ...
  • Extensive domain wall contribution to strain in a (K,Na)NbO3-based lead-free piezoceramics quantified from high energy X-ray diffraction 

    Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Esteves, Giovanni; Iamsasri, Thanakorn; Rubio-Marcos, Fernando; Fernández Lozano, José Francisco; García García, José Eduardo; Jones, Jacob L. (Elsevier, 2016-08)
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    The origins of high piezoelectric properties in the lead-free (K,Na)NbO3-based tetragonal composition (K0.44Na0.52Li0.04)(Nb0.86Ta0.10Sb0.04)O3 (KNL-NTS) is investigated by quantifying the intrinsic and extrinsic contributions ...
  • Preisach modeling of temperature-dependent ferroelectric response of piezoceramics at sub-switching regime 

    Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo (2016-04)
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    The Preisach model is a classical method for describing nonlinear behavior in hysteretic systems. According to this model, a hysteretic system contains a collection of simple bistable units which are characterized by an ...
  • Efeito do dopante Ba sobre as propriedades estruturais e microestruturais de ceramicas Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 

    Santos, Valdeci Bosco dos; Cerdeiras Montero, Elena; Mestres Vila, Lourdes; Machado, Rodrigo; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo (2015)
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    Recently, Bi0,5Na0,5TiO3 (BNT) based ceramics has been widely studied as one promising material lead-free for piezoelectric applications. The Ba addition in BNT ((Bi0,5Na0,5)1-xBaxTiO3 - BNT-xBT) has attracted considerable ...
  • Nonlinear analysis of interconnected power converters: a case study 

    Benadero García-Morato, Luis; Cristiano, Rony; Pagano, Daniel J.; Ponce, Enrique (2015-09-01)
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    In this paper the nonlinear dynamics of interconnected power converters in an islanded direct current (DC) microgrid is analyzed. By using a simplified scheme based on two cascaded converters we analyze the dynamical ...
  • Extrinsic contribution and instability properties in lead-based and lead-free piezoceramics 

    García García, José Eduardo (2015-11-01)
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    Piezoceramic materials generally exhibit a notable instability of their functional properties when they work under real external conditions. This undesirable effect, known as nonlinear behavior, is mostly associated with ...

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