Piezoelectric ceramics in smart actuators and systems

Kenji Uchino

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In these several years piezoelectric and electro-strictive actuators have become very popular for micro-positioning in optical and precision machinery fields. Aiming at wide commercialization of these actuators, many investigations have been made in the improvement of ceramic materials for actuators, designs of the devices and control and systemization of the actuators. This paper reviews recent applications of piezoelectric/electrostrictive ceramics from a viewpoint of "smart" actuators and systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number17770Z
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 1 1992
Event1st European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials 1992 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: May 12 1992May 14 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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