Characterization of piezoelectric ceramics and 1-3 composites for high power transducers

Hyeong Jae Lee, Shujun Zhang, Richard J. Meyer, Nevin P. Sherlock, Thomas R. Shrout

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The high power characteristics of various piezoelectric ceramics and 1-3 composites were investigated. In contrast to hard Pb(Zr,Ti)O3, modified (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 based ceramics were found to show a relatively linear electromechanical response under high drive conditions due to their high stability of mechanical quality factor. The effects of high drive field and duty cycle on the behavior of 1-3 composites were analyzed by varying active and passive components. Improved high power characteristics of 1-3 composites were achieved by selection of optimized composite components, with enhanced electromechanical efficiency and thermal stability under high drive conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number032902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 16 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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