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									Piezoelectric Ceramics

   By: Christopher Rust
                         Introduction
• Piezoelectric
• History
• Manufacturing Piezoelectric Ceramics
   – Soft Ceramics
   – Hard Ceramics
• Commonly Used Piezoelectric Ceramics
   – Barium Titanate
   – Lead Zirconate-Titanate (PZT)
   – Lead Titanate
   – Sodium-Potassium Niobate
                Properties
• Tension and Compression
• Inverse Piezoelectric Effect
                  Applications
•   Generators
•   Sensors
•   Actuators
•   Transducers
                Limitations
•   Stability
•   Mechanical
•   Electrical
•   Thermal
•   Aging
•   Price of New Technology
                           References
Callister Jr,.William D. Materials Science and Engineering. John Wiley and Sons,
   Inc. New York: 2003.
Torah, R.N., Beeby, S.P., and White, N.M. Sensors and Actuators A. “Improving
   the piezoelectric properties of thick-film PZT: the influence of paste
   composition, powder milling process and electrode material.” United
   Kingdom: 2003.
Morgan Electro Ceramics, 2004.
   <http://www.morganelectroceramics.com/pzbook.html#pdf1>

								
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