Advanced piezoelectric materials for medical ultrasound transducers

Wesley Hackenberger, Paul W. Rehrig, Timothy Ritter, Thomas Shrout

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A number of materials have recently been developed specifically for advanced ultrasound applications. These are high-density ceramics, fine grain ceramics, high dielectric constant ceramics, and single crystal piezoelectrics. Improvements in properties resulting from these materials range from greater strength and improved machinability to increased transducer element capacitance and coupling. The resulting transducer advances include high frequency arrays (>20MHz), high sensitivity 1.5 and 2-D phased arrays, and broadband (>100%) arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1101-1104
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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