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  • Assessment of the functional properties stability in (Ba0.85Ca0.15)(Zr0.1Ti0.9)O3 piezoceramics: huge dielectric and piezoelectric nonlinearity 

    Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Reyes Montero, Armando; Suñol Galofre, Francesc Xavier; Villafuerte Castrejón, Maria Elena; Pardo, Lorena; García García, José Eduardo (2019-02-05)
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    The (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramic system has received special attention in recent years because it may lead to promising lead-free piezoceramics. However, the stability of the functional properties of these materials is an ...
  • Design and characterization of immersion ultrasonic transducers for pulsed regime applications 

    Suñol Galofre, Francesc Xavier; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Suñé, Laura R.; García García, José Eduardo (2019)
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    Ultrasonic transducer design is focused to maximize performance in specific applications, usually leading to a complex design and expensive construction and assembly. With the aim to overcome ...
  • Dielectric and piezoelectric nonlinear properties of slightly textured lead barium niobate ceramics 

    Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Casals Mirones, Jorge Alejandro; Venet, Michel; M'Peko, Jean-Claude; García García, José Eduardo (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2019-01-09)
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    Dielectric and piezoelectric responses of slightly textured, lead barium niobate ceramics are studied. The designed morphotropic phase boundary composition (Pb0.63Ba0.37Nb2O6) shows considerable nonlinear dielectric and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Effect of Mn-acceptor dopant on dielectric and piezoelectric responses of lead lanthanum zirconate titanate piezoceramics 

    Pérez Delfín, Enrique; García García, José Eduardo; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Pérez, R.; Guerrero, Fidel; Eiras, Jose A. (2011-08-01)
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    Dielectric and direct piezoelectric responses in non-doped and Mn-doped Pb0.91La0.09(Zr0.65,Ti0.35)O3 ceramics are experimentally studied. The permittivity and the direct piezoelectric coefficient were measured by applying ...
  • Effects of poling process on KNN-modified piezoceramic properties 

    Marcos Rubio, F.; Romero, J. J.; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo; Pérez Pérez, Rafael; Fernández, José Francisco (2010-02)
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    The influence of the orthorhombic to tetragonal phase transition near room temperature in the poling process of KNN-modified piezoceramics was studied. Poling temperatures of 25° and 120°C were used. The percentage of 90° ...
  • Elastic, dielectric and electromechanical properties of (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3-BaTiO3 piezoceramics at the morphotropic phase boundary region 

    Machado, Rodrigo; dos Santos, Valdeci B.; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Cerdeiras Montero, Elena; Mestres, Lourdes; García García, José Eduardo (2017-01-05)
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    A systematic study of the functional properties of the (1-x)(Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3–xBaTiO3 (BNT-xBT) piezoceramic system for 0.05 = x = 0.07 is performed. The samples are obtained through the conventional solid-state route. The ...
  • Enhanced dielectric performance of a block copolymer-polythiophene nanocomposite 

    Pérez Madrigal, Mª del Mar; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo; Armelín Diggroc, Elaine Aparecida; Alemán Llansó, Carlos (2016-09-15)
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    Dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) transform electrical energy into mechanical work. However, despite displaying exceptional features, the low permittivity of elastomers restricts their application. Hence, to overcome ...
  • Enhancement of piezoelectric properties stability of submicron-structured piezoceramics obtained by spark plasma sintering 

    Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Suñol Galofre, Francesc Xavier; Rubio Marcos, Fernando; García García, José Eduardo (Elsevier, 2018-06-19)
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    Grain-size effect on functional properties of piezoceramics is nowadays an important topic due to the potential applications of these materials at the submicron scale. In this context, we explore the effect of the grain ...
  • Evidence of temperature dependent domain wall dynamics in hard lead zirconate titanate piezoceramics 

    García García, José Eduardo; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Gomis Arbonès, Vicente; Eiras, Jose A.; Pérez Pérez, Rafael (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2012-07)
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    This work presents a study of the domain wall dynamics in Pb(Zr1−xTix)O3 (PZT)-based piezoceramics by means of the temperature dependence non-linear dielectric response and hysteresis loop measurements. In soft PZT, ...
  • Exploring different sintering atmospheres to reduce nonlinear response of modified KNN piezoceramics 

    Vendrell Villafruela, Xavier; García García, José Eduardo; Rubio Marcos, F.; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Mestres Vila, Lourdes; Fernández, José F. (Elsevier, 2013-04)
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    Dense lead-free (K0.44Na0.52Li0.04)(Nb0.86Ta0.10Sb0.04)O3 piezoelectric ceramics are prepared by the conventional mixed oxide method. The effect of different sintering conditions (synthetic air, O2 and Ar) on some structural, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Growth and physical properties of highly oriented La-doped (K,Na)NbO3 ferroelectric thin films 

    Vendrell Villafruela, Xavier; Raymond, Oscar; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo; Mestres, Lourdes (2015-02-27)
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    Lead-free (K,Na)NbO3 (KNN) and La doped (K,Na)NbO3 (KNN-La) thin films are grown on SrTiO3 substrates using the chemical solution deposition method. The effect of adding different amounts of Na and K excess (0-20 mol%) is ...
  • High-precision time-of-flight determination algorithm for ultrasonic flow measurement 

    Suñol Galofre, Francesc Xavier; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo (2019)
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    Commercial time-of-flight (TOF) ultrasonic flowme- ters are rapidly expanding in the general industry. Among the different techniques that can be applied to determine the TOF of ultrasonic waves, the cross-correlation ...
  • 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 ...
  • Improving the functional properties of (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 piezoceramics by acceptor doping 

    Vendrell Villafruela, Xavier; García García, José Eduardo; Bril, X; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; Mestres, Lourdes; Dezanneau, Guillem (Elsevier, 2015-01-01)
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    ZrO2 and TiO2 modified lead-free (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 (KNN) piezoelectric ceramics are prepared by a conventional solid-state reaction. The effect of acceptor doping on structural and functional properties is investigated. A ...
  • Influence of extrinsic contribution on the macroscopic properties of hard and soft lead zirconate titanate ceramics 

    Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo; Pérez Pérez, Rafael; Albareda Tiana, Alfonso (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2008-12)
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    In this work, the contribution of the extrinsic effect to the macroscopic properties in soft and hard lead zirconate titanate ceramics is directly evaluated. Close to the room temperature, poled hard ceramics show an ...
  • Influence of the type of rare-earth cation on electrical properties of Ba(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramics 

    Delgado del Toro, Ariel; Guerrero Peña, E; Leyet Ruiz, Yuri; Guerrero Zayas, Fidel; Mestres, Lourdes; Ochoa Guerrero, Diego A.; García García, José Eduardo (2011-02)
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    En este artículo es investigado el efecto del radio iónico de diferentes cationes de tierras raras sobre las propiedades eléctricas del compuesto Ba(Zr,Ti)O3. La cerámica BaZr0.09Ti0.9O3 fue dopada con iones de Gd3+, Pr3+ ...