High Displacement Ceramic Metal Composite Actuators (Moonies)

Aydin Dogan, Qichang Xu, Katsuhiko Onitsuka, Shoko Yoshikawa, Kenji Uchino, Robert E. Newnham

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The two most common type of piezoelectric actuators are the multilayer actuator with internal electrodes and the cantilevered bimorph actuator[1]. A new type of composite ceramic actuator is the multilayered multistacked moonie (multi-multi moonie). Normal multilayer actuators produce a large generative force, but only a small displacement. Conversely, bimorphs produce large displacements but the forces are very small. The moonie actuator combines the advantages of both, producing a large displacement as well as a reasonably large generative force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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