Piezoelectricity and basic configurations for piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers

S. Cochran

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    Piezoelectricity underpins a very large proportion of the ultrasonic transducers in use and in development today. This chapter first reviews ferroelectricity and piezoelectricity in an ultrasonic context, particularly focusing on the constitutive equations, then describes the configurations of basic piezoelectric transducers in the form of single- and dual-element devices, arrays and Langevin transducers. Ancillary components within these structures are outlined, along with mathematical analysis where appropriate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUltrasonic transducers
    Subtitle of host publicationmaterials and design for sensors, actuators and medical applications
    EditorsK. Nakamura
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
    Number of pages33
    ISBN (Print)9781845699895
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing


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