Relaxor-PbTiO3 single crystals for various applications

Shujun Zhang, Fei Li, Jun Luo, Raffi Sahul, Thomas Shrout

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Piezoelectric materials lie at the heart of electromechanical devices. Applications include actuators, ultrasonic imaging, high intensity focused ultrasound, underwater ultrasound, nondestructive evaluation transducer, pressure sensors, and accelerometers, to name a few. In this work, the advantages and disadvantages of relaxor-PbTiO3-based single crystals are discussed, based on the requirements (figure of merit) of various applications, with emphasis on recent developments of the shear properties of single crystals as a function of temperature and applied fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6573433
Pages (from-to)1573-1579
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 20 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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