Comparison of the resonance characteristics of 1-3 composites of PZT in Epoxy and PZT in P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer

Kin Wing Kwok, H. L.W. Chan, C. L. Choy

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PZT/Epoxy 1-3 composites were fabricated by embedding pre-sintered lead zirconate titanate (PZT) rods in an epoxy matrix, and then poling in an oil bath. A similar fabricating method was used in making PZTTP(VDF-TrFE) 1-3 composites except that the polymer matrix is a pre-poled P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer. The resonance characteristics of both the PZT/Epoxy and PZTXP(VDF-TrFE) composites were measured. The resonance characteristics of the PZT/Epoxy sample arises solely from the PZT rods, so a comparison of the behaviour of these two samples gives the contribution of the piezoelectrically active P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer matrix to the 1-3 composites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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