Improvement of the standard characterization method on k33 mode piezoelectric specimens

Yoonsang Park, Yuxuan Zhang, Maryam Majzoubi, Timo Scholehwar, Eberhard Hennig, Kenji Uchino

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Even though standard method to determine physical parameters of piezoelectric materials has been set up for several decades, bare attention has been made on loss determination method. Furthermore, several deficits have been recognized in the standard method for k33 mode. In this study, detailed discussion on deficits of IEEE Standard k33 is investigated and the method to resolve such deficits will be introduced. The standard k33 specimen suffers from small capacitance, which causes huge experimental error, intrinsic electrical energy leakage, specimen setup issue and inability to directly determine “intensive” elastic properties. In order to resolve these issues, partial electrode method was introduced, and curve fitting was demonstrated to determine physical parameters and losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112124
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

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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