Table of Contents
Textures and Microstructures
Volume 23, Issue 4, Pages 221-236

Texture, Piezoelectricity and Ferroelectricity

1Instituto de Cibernética, Matemática y Física, Habana, Cuba
2Instituto Superior Pedagógico E. J. Varona, Habana, Cuba

Received 9 March 1995

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A Quantitative Texture Analysis approach to polycrystal piezoelectric and ferroelectric phenomena is given. Monocrystal longitudinal piezoelectric moduli are expanded in Bunge's symmetry- adapted functional bases. Suitable expansion coefficients are given. Orientation Distribution Function based algorithms for polycrystal piezo-moduli prediction are presented. Significant odd-order expansion terms are calculated and their relation to ghost phenomena is commented. Polycrystal ferroelectricity is characterized. Quantitative describers associated to crystallographic and electric orientation distributions are presented and related. Their evolution during heat and poling processes is discussed. Two computer-simulated examples are analyzed: (a) Texture-modulated longitudinal piezo-modulus is calculated for an ideal quartz single-component texture. (b) Barium titanate fibre texture transformation during a hypothetical technological process is investigated.