Cylindrically shaped ultrasonic linear array fabricated using PIMNT/epoxy 1-3 piezoelectric composite

Wei Wang, Siu Wing Or, Qingwen Yue, Yaoyao Zhang, Jie Jiao, Bo Ren, Di Lin, Chung Ming Leung, Xiangyong Zhao, Haosu Luo

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In order to improve the flexibility of Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)O3-Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3(PIMNT) single crystal and make full use of the ultrahigh piezoelectric property in focused ultrasonic transducers, PIMNT/epoxy 1-3 composite with a volume fraction of 60% was prepared by a modified dice-and-fill method. Excellent properties for ultrasonic transducer applications have been achieved, such as higher thickness electromechanical coupling coefficient (kt= 84%), lower acoustic impedance (Z = 19 MRayls), and moderate dielectric constant (33T0=2040). Based on the improved flexibility of as-prepared PIMNT/epoxy 1-3 composite, a cylindrically shaped ultrasonic linear array has been designed, fabricated, and characterized. The cylindrically shaped ultrasonic linear array has achieved an ultra-broad bandwidth (-6 dB) of 128%, which is a significant improvement over the plane linear array. These promising results show that the PIMNT/epoxy 1-3 composite can be used to develop high-performance focused ultrasonic transducers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2013


  • 1-3 piezoelectric composite
  • PIMNT single crystal
  • Ultrasonic linear array

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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