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Piezoelectric Ceramics: Principles and Applications

Piezoelectric Ceramics Principles Textbook

Subjects covered in this 100-plus page book on the principles and applications of piezoelectric ceramics include:

  • general principles of piezoelectricity and behavior of piezoelectric ceramic elements
  • fundamental mathematics of piezoelectricity
  • traditional and experimental applications for piezoelectric materials, and related physical principles for each application: audible sound producers, flow meters, fluid level sensors, motors, pumps, delay lines, transformers, other apparatus
  • introduction to single crystals, composites, and other latest-generation piezoelectric materials

Contents

Introduction

  • piezoelectricity / piezoelectric constants
  • behavior / stability of piezoelectric ceramic elements
  • new materials: relaxors / single crystals / others
  • characteristics of piezoelectric materials from APC International, Ltd.


Generators

  • generators
  • solid state batteries


Sensors

  • axial sensors
  • flexional sensors
  • special designs and applications: composites / SAW sensors / others


Actuators

  • axial and transverse actuators: simple / compound (stack) / multilayer
  • flexional actuators / flextensional devices
  • applications for piezoelectric actuators


Transducers

  • audible sound transducers
  • generating ultrasonic vibrations in liquids or solids
  • transmitting ultrasonic signals in air or water
  • flow meters / fluid level sensors / delay lines / transformers / composites


Miscellaneous

  • securing a piezoelectric ceramic element
  • attaching electrical leads
  • testing performance

 

$49.95 (U.S.) per copy, plus shipping and bank charges (if applicable). APC Catalog No. 90-1016

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Piezoelectric Ceramics: Principles and Applications is also available in Russian, contact Sergej Zhukov for details.