Displacement amplification of electroactive materials using the cymbal flextensional transducer

R. J. Meyer, A. Dogan, C. Yoon, S. M. Pilgrim, R. E. Newnham

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High performance electroactive materials were studied as the driver element for the 'cymbal' flextensional transducer. The compositions included were commercially available Navy Type I and PK1552 lead zirconate titanate (PZT) piezoceramic, relaxor lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) ceramic, lead zinc niobate-lead titanate (PZN-PT) single crystal, and lead lanthanum stannate zirconate titanate (PLSnZT) ceramic with antiferroelectric to ferroelectric transitions. Displacement amplifications from 14× to 50× were found for various cymbal configurations. The influence of material properties, cymbal design, and drive signal on the displacement amplification factor is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 5 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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