Electromechanical coupling coefficient directly reflects the electromechanical energy conversion capability of a piezoelectric device. We show theoretically that the kerf filler in the ultrasonic array transducer can degrade this coupling coefficient. A closed form expression has been derived that can quantitatively describe the electromechanical coupling coefficient of an ultrasonic transducer array element with arbitrary aspect ratio and having polymer kerf filler in between transducer elements.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)