Piezoceramics for high frequency (20-100 MHz) transducers and arrays

Michael J. Zipparo, K. Kirk Shung, Thomas R. Shrout

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The design and fabrication of ultrasound transducers which operate above 20 MHz is discussed in relation to piezoelectric materials and their operation at high frequencies. Measurements are made of fine scale composites with operating frequencies up to 50 MHz. Simulations are presented for plate-mode and composite-mode 2 mm diameter single element transducers and the difference in performance between various materials is discussed. Composite-mode transducers are shown to result in wider bandwidth and shorter pulse length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1663-1667
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. Part 1 (of 2) - Toronto, Can
Duration: Oct 5 1997Oct 8 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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