Electromechanical solid state devices are currently being actively investigated. Very recently, three new types of ceramic actuators have been under development: 1)digital displacement transducers or shapememory ceramics, 2) monomorph actuators, and 3) photostrictive devices. These devices are reviewed with particular emphasis on the initial processes of the discovery.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics