Study on ceramic/polymer composite fabricated by laser cutting

K. Li, D. W. Zeng, Kam Chuen Yung, H. L.W. Chan, C. L. Choy

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Piezoelectric ceramic/polymer composites are important smart materials that have found many sensor and mechatronic device applications. In this work, piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate (PZT) ceramic was cut using a high power laser to obtain very fine scale patterns. The advantage of using laser cutting is that new and innovative pattern design can be implemented. To illustrate this, fine concentric circular grooves were cut in a 10 mm diameter PZT disc and then the grooves were filled with epoxy to form a ceramic/polymer 2-2 composite. Also a 1-3 composite consisting of PZT rods imbedded in a polymer matrix was fabricated. The electromechanical properties of these composites were measured and reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2002
EventICMAT 2001 Symposium C (Novel and Advanced Ceramics) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 28 Apr 2002 → …


  • Laser cutting
  • Piezoelectric properties
  • PZT/epoxy composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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