Piezoelectric ceramics for transducers

K. Uchino

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This chapter reviews the history of piezoelectric materials in the following order: quartz, Rochelle salt, barium titanate, lead zirconate titanate, Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT), lithium niobate/tantalate, relaxor ferroelectrics, PVDF, Pb-free piezoelectrics and composites. The detailed performance in conjunction with transducer applications is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUltrasonic Transducers
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials and Design for Sensors, Actuators and Medical Applications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages47
ISBN (Print)9781845699895
StatePublished - Aug 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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