Measuring methods for high-power characteristics of piezoelectric materials

Seiji Hirose, Sadayuki Takahashi, Kenji Uchino, Manabu Aoyagi, Yoshiro Tomikawa

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Two kinds of measuring method of the high-power characteristics of piezoelectric transducers are described. One is the measurement method at the resonance frequency and another is the measurement method at the antiresonance frequency. The vibrational velocity dependences of the equivalent circuit constants and the temperature rise were measured by using each measurement method under the constant vibrational velocity control. These results are useful for designing the ultrasonic power devices such as the ultrasonic motor, and also useful for investigating the new advanced piezoelectric materials for high power use. Especially, by using the results obtained at the antiresonance frequency, a stable state driving method, named as antiresonance driving, with high-efficiency and low-temperature rise can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1994Nov 30 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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