Status of piezoelectric single crystal growth for medical transducer applications

Paul W. Rehrig, Wesley S. Hackenberger, Xiaoning Jiang, Thomas R. Shrout, Shujun Zhang, Robert Speyer

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The growth development of piezoelectric single crystals for medical transducer applications was discussed. Piezoelectric single crystals were found to exhibit 5 to 10 times the strain of conventional piezoelectric ceramic with high electromechanical coupling. It was found that these crystals offer a potential for higher performance transducers with broad bandwidth. The most important parameter affecting the bandwidth was suggested to be the electromechanical coupling factor of the piezoelectric resonator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-769
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium - Proceedings - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2003Oct 8 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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