Photostrictive actuator

Kenji Uchino

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It has been demonstrated that PLZT ceramics exhibit large photostriction under optical irradiation, and are applicable to photostrictive actuators. Photo-driven relays and micro-walking machines have been developed, which are designed to start moving under the irradiation and have neither electric lead wires nor electric circuits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-723
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasonics Symposium Proceedings
StatePublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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