Cymbal actuators fabricated using PMN-PT single crystal

Kwok Ho Lam, Helen Lai Wa Chan, Hao Su Luo, Qing Rui Yin, Zhi Wen Yin, Chung Loong Choy

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Cymbal actuators with very high displacement have been fabricated and tested. A cymbal actuator consists of a piezoelectric disc sandwiched between two truncated conical metal endcaps. Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 (PMN-PT) single crystal is used as the piezoelectric driving element of the cymbal actuator. The influence of the piezoelectric coefficient of the driving element on the actuator performance has been studied. Due to its high piezoelectric d33 and d31 coefficients, a PMN-PT single crystal actuator gives a much higher displacement than a PZT actuator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-240
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001


  • Cymbal actuator
  • piezoelectric
  • PMN-PT single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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