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Preparation and characterization of KNbO3 ceramics

The processing and characterization of electrical properties of potassium niobate ceramic, KNbO3 (KN) have been studied. The difficulty of obtaining dense samples by conventional methods limits the knowledge on electrical properties of this material. In this paper, a complete route for processing of KN with density over 94% is described. Piezoelectric and dielectric data are presented. It is observed that the major problem concerning the density is related to incorrect stoichiometry, which is believed to be a more critical issue for this system compared with other electro-ceramics.

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