High temperature piezoelectric materials

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Institute of Materials Research


The proposed project concerns the development of piezoelectric materials for use in actuators at high temperatures (200C


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Bennett J (2013) Multiferroic properties of BiFeO3-(K0.5Bi0.5)TiO3 ceramics in Materials Letters

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Qaisar S (2017) Temperature Dependence of Domain Contributions as a Function of Aging in Soft and Hard Lead Zirconate Titanate Piezoelectric Ceramics in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control

Description We have increased our understanding of the mechanism pf aging and fatigue of piezoelectric materials, including the industry standard PZT and a new material manufactured and exploited by University spin-out company, Ionix Advanced Technologies Ltd.
Exploitation Route Understanding of the aging processes will help to design improve materials.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Transport,Other

Description The findings are being used by a spin-out from the University of Leeds, Ionix Advanced Technologies , in developing its range of high temperature piezoelectric ultrasound transducers.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

Description Materials for Demanding Environments
Amount £139,200 (GBP)
Funding ID 67856-475270 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 04/2017
Company Name Ionix Advanced Technologies Ltd 
Description The company exploits unique University of Leeds IP on high temperature piezoelectric materials through the design, manufacture and sales of high temperature ultrasound transducers for structural health monitoring, non-destrcutuive evaluation and industrial process control. 
Year Established 2011 
Impact Too soon to describe
Website http://www.ionix.at