A shear-bending mode high temperature piezoelectric actuator

Jianguo Chen, Xiaotian Li, Guoxi Liu, Zhijiang Chen, Shuxiang Dong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Scopus citations


A single ring-shape ceramic plate piezoelectric actuator operated in shear-bending mode was proposed for high-temperature operation. The actuator was formed from BiScO 3-PbTiO 3 ceramic and polarized in the radial direction. A large bending displacement at the center of the actuator was piezoelectrically generated under an applied voltage in the thickness direction due to axial-symmetric shear strain of the ring-shape configuration. The displacement obtained at 200 °C was about 20 μm, 11-14 times that of a normal piezoelectric plate of identical size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012909
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'A shear-bending mode high temperature piezoelectric actuator'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this