|【文章摘要】 CuO modified Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)O3Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-PbTiO3 (PIN-PMN-PT) ternary relaxor based ferroelectrics with the composition near the morphotropic phase boundary were synthesized by two-step columbite precursor method. The introduction of CuO significantly improved the sinterability of PIN-PMN-PT ceramics, resulting in the full densification of samples at lower sintering temperatures. It also profoundly modified the crystal structure and fracture mode of the ceramics. Properly increasing CuO content led to the disappearance of rhombohedral-tetragonal phase transition, remarkably improved the Curie temperature (T-c), and made the ceramics more relaxorlike. The ternary ceramics doped with 0.25 wt% CuO possessed optimum piezoelectric properties (d(33)=584 pC/N, d(33)*=948 pC/N, and k(p)=0.68), high ferroelectric properties (E-c=9.9 kV/cm, and P-r=33.1 mu C/cm(2)), low dielectric loss (tan delta=0.9%), and wider temperature usage range (T-c=225 degrees C). The obtained properties are much higher than those of previously reported PIN PMN PT based ceramics, indicating that CuO doped PIN PMN PT is a promising candidate for electromechanical applications with high performance and wide temperature/electric field usage ranges. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd and Techna Group S.r.l. All rights reserved.