A high-temperature piezoelectric linear actuator operating in two orthogonal first bending modes

Jianguo Chen, Zhijiang Chen, Xiaotian Li, Shuxiang Dong

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Abstract

Conventionally, piezoelectric ultrasonic linear actuators operate in longitudinal and bending combination (degenerate) modes for producing an elliptic motion which drives a slider moving linearly. With the increasing temperature, the degenerate mode will split into two separated modes again, resulting in piezoelectric actuators working to fail. Here, we report a miniature piezoelectric ultrasonic linear actuator made of Mn modified (1-x)BiScO3-xPbTiO3 piezoelectric ceramics operating in two orthogonal first bending modes (B1-B1). The B 1-B1 mode linear actuator showed much better load and speed temperature stability than piezoelectric actuators operating in different combination mode in the investigated temperature range of room temperature to 200 °C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume102
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 4 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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