2-D crossed-electrode transducer arrays for ultrasonic particle manipulation

Han Wang, Yongqiang Qiu, Christine E M Démoré, Sylvia Gebhardt, Sandy Cochran

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    This paper reports research into the use of a crossed-electrode two-dimensional thick film lead zirconate titanate ultrasonic transducer array for particle manipulation under the control of electronics based on field programmable gate arrays. The array consists of 30 × 30 transducer elements defined by electrode crosspoints and works at approximately 7.25 MHz. Laser vibrometry of the array surface displacement profile demonstrates that single or multiple elements can be addressed and multiplexed with bespoke electronics. The array has also been demonstrated for particle manipulation with planar resonators. The results suggest potential to create dexterous acoustic tweezing devices with reconfigurable electronics and batch-produced screen-printed ultrasound transducer arrays with large number of elements.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467398978
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
    Event2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016 - Tours, France
    Duration: 18 Sept 201621 Sept 2016


    Conference2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016


    • crossed-electrode
    • FPGA
    • multiplexing
    • particle manipulation
    • ternary switching
    • thick film

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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