K. Uchino, The Pennsylvania State University, USA and Office of Naval Research – Global, Japan
This chapter reviews the history of piezoelectric materials in the following order: quartz, Rochelle salt, barium titanate, lead zirconate titanate, Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT), lithium niobate/tantalate, relaxor ferroelectrics, PVDF, Pb-free piezoelectrics and composites. The detailed performance in conjunction with transducer applications is described.
lead zirconate titanate
electromechanical coupling factor
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