Direct piezoelectric potential measurement of single lead ziroconate titanate (PZT) nanofiber under bending using a nanomanipulator inside a scanning electron microscope chamber was presented. The PZT nanofibers, with the diameter and length around 100 nm and , respectively, were aligned across trenches on a silicon substrate with a thermally grown oxide diffusion barrier and evaporated gold electrodes. A potential of was generated when a bending moment was applied to a PZT nanofiber with an effective length of by a tungsten tip of the nanomanipulator. The experiment demonstrated the feasibility of using these PZT nanofibers for nanoscale sensing, actuation, and energy harvesting.
Potential measurement from a single lead ziroconate titanate nanofiber using a nanomanipulator
Xi Chen, Shiyou Xu, Nan Yao, Weihe Xu, Yong Shi; Potential measurement from a single lead ziroconate titanate nanofiber using a nanomanipulator. Appl. Phys. Lett. 22 June 2009; 94 (25): 253113. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3157837
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