Lead magnesium niobate

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Lead magnesium niobate
3D model (JSmol)
Abbreviations PMN
UN number 3077
  • InChI=1S/Mg.2Nb.9O.3Pb
  • O=[Mg].O=[Nb]12O[Nb](=O)(O1)O2.O=[Pb].O=[Pb].O=[Pb]
Molar mass 975.7 g·mol−1
Density 6.1 g/cm3[citation needed]
GHS labelling:
H302, H332, H360, H373, H410
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Lead magnesium niobate is a relaxor ferroelectric.[1][2][3] It has been used to make piezoelectric microcantilever sensors.[4]


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  3. ^ Cabral, Matthew J.; Zhang, Shujun; Dickey, Elizabeth C.; LeBeau, James M. (19 February 2018). "Gradient chemical order in the relaxor Pb(MgNb)O". Applied Physics Letters. 112 (8): 082901. Bibcode:2018ApPhL.112h2901C. doi:10.1063/1.5016561.
  4. ^ Capobianco, Joseph; Shih, Wei-Heng; Leu, Jiann-Horng; Lo, Grace Chu-Fang; Shih, Wan Y. (15 November 2010). "Label Free Detection of White Spot Syndrome Virus Using Lead Magnesium Niobate-Lead Titanate Piezoelectric Microcantilever Sensors". Biosensors & Bioelectronics. 26 (3): 964–969. doi:10.1016/j.bios.2010.08.004. ISSN 0956-5663. PMC 3412145. PMID 20863681.