Multilayer technologies for piezo-ceramic materials

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Multilayer structures have been introduced in the piezoelectric actuator primarily to introduce the following advantages: much lower drive voltage, making them safer to use, and with a cheaper power supply, and higher capacitance/lower impedance - n2 times for the n-layer device. However, the following problems are also involved: more expensive manufacturing cost, both processing cost and the electrode material cost (typically rare-metal), and they are mechanically weak due to the electrode insertion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Piezoelectric Materials
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Technology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9781845695347
StatePublished - Sep 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Uchino, K. (2010). Multilayer technologies for piezo-ceramic materials. In Advanced Piezoelectric Materials: Science and Technology (pp. 387-411). Elsevier Inc..