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Piezoelectric Ceramics

This book reviews a big window of opportunity for piezoelectric ceramics, such as new materials, material combinations, structures, damages and porosity effects. In addition, applications of sensors, actuators, transducers for ultrasonic imaging, positioning systems, energy harvesting, biomedical and microelectronic devices are described. The book consists of fourteen chapters. The genetic algorithm is used for identification of RLC parameters in the equivalent electrical circuit of piezoelectric transducers. Concept and development perspectives for piezoelectric energy harvesting are described. The characterization of principal properties and advantages of a novel device called ceramic-controlled piezoelectric with a Pt wire implant is included. Bio-compatibility studies between piezoelectric ceramic material and biological cell suspension are exposed. Thus, piezoelectric ceramics have been a very favorable solution as a consequence of its high energy density and the variety of fabrication techniques to obtain bulk or thin films devices. Finally, the readers will perceive a trend analysis and examine recent developments in different fields of applications of piezoelectric ceramics.

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Piezoelectric CeramicsEdited by Ernesto Suaste-Gomez

Published: October 5th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/241

ISBN: 978-953-307-122-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5921-6

Copyright year: 2010

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67288 Total Chapter Downloads

36 Crossref Citations

64 Web of Science Citations

75 Dimensions Citations


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1. Piezoelectric Thin Film Deposition: Novel Self-Assembled Island Structures and Low Temperature Processes on Silicon

By Sharath Sriram, Madhu Bhaskaran and Arnan Mitchell


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2. Investigation of Elevated Temperature Effects on Multiple Layer Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Transducers with Adhesive Bondlines by Self-Heating

By Zhengbin Wu, Sandy Cochran and Bo Wu


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3. Modelling Shear Lag Phenomenon for Adhesively Bonded Piezo-Impedance Transducers

By Suresh Bhalla and Ashok Gupta


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4. Characterization of Properties and Damage in Piezoelectrics

By Guillermo Rus, Roberto Palma and Javier Suárez


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5. Analysis of Mechanical and Electrical Damages in Piezoelectric Ceramics

By Xinhua Yang, Guowei Zeng and Weizhong Cao


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6. Porous Piezoelectric Ceramics

By Elisa Mercadelli, Alessandra Sanson and Carmen Galassi


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7. Genetic Identification of Parameters the Piezoelectric Transducers for Digital Model of Power Converter in Ultrasonic Systems

By Pawel Fabijanski and Ryszard Łagoda


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8. Lead-Free Piezoelectric Transducers for Microelectronic Wirebonding Applications

By K.W. Kwok, T. Lee, S.H. Choy and H.L.W. Chan


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9. Piezoelectric Material-Based Energy Harvesting Devices: Advance of SSH Optimization Techniques (1999-2009)

By Elie Lefeuvre, Mickail Lallart, Claude Richard and Daniel Guyomar


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10. Electrostrictive Polymers as High-Performance Electroactive Polymers for Energy Harvesting

By Pierre-Jean Cottinet, Daniel Guyomar, Benoit Guiffard, Laurent Lebrun and Chatchai Putson


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11. Ceramic-Controlled Piezoelectric: Development, Applications and Potentiality in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering.

By Ernesto Suaste-Gomez, Carlos Omar Gonzalez.Moran and Jose De Jesus Agustin Flores-Cuautle


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12. Piezoelectric Ceramic Applications: Micromixing in Biology and Medicine

By Sajin M., Craciunoiu F., Moisin A.M., Dumitru A.I., Petrescu D., Raluca G., Bunea A.C., Sajin G.I.


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13. Piezoelectric-Ceramic-Based Microgrippers in Micromanipulation

By Xin Ye and Zhi-Jing Zhang


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14. Application of Piezoelectric Materials in Pulsed Power Technology and Engineering

By Sergey Shkuratov, Evgueni Talantsev and Jason Baird


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