Lead zirconate titanate/poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) 1-3 composites for ultrasonic transducer applications

Kin Wing Kwok, Helen Lai Wah Chan, Chung Loong Choy

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Abstract

Using a new procedure, PZT/P(VDF-TrFE) 1-3 composites with both phases piezoelectrically active were fabricated. The composite disks were fabricated into transducers with air-backing and with no front face matching layer. The pulse-echo response, the transmitting and receiving responses of the composite transducers were evaluated in water. Results show that the performance characteristics of the PZT/P(VDF-TrFE) composite transducers are better than those of the PZT/epoxy transducer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-637
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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