Thermal-independent properties of PIN-PMN-PT single-crystal linear-array ultrasonic transducers

Ruimin Chen, Jinchuan Wu, Kwok Ho Lam, Liheng Yao, Qifa Zhou, Jian Tian, Pengdi Han, K. Kirk Shung

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In this paper, low-frequency 32-element lineararray ultrasonic transducers were designed and fabricated using both ternary Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)-Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)-PbTiO3(PIN-PMN-PT) and binary Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)-PbTiO3(PMNPT) single crystals. Performance of the array transducers was characterized as a function of temperature ranging from room temperature to 160°C. It was found that the array transducers fabricated using the PIN-PMN-PT single crystal were capable of satisfactory performance at 160°C, having a-6-dB bandwidth of 66% and an insertion loss of 37 dB. The results suggest that the potential of PIN-PMN-PT linear-array ultrasonic transducers for higherature ultrasonic transducer applications is promising.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6373801
Pages (from-to)2777-2784
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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