PZT-5A4/PA and PZT-5A4/PDMS piezoelectric composite bimorphs

I. Babu, M.M.R.M. Hendrix, G. With, de

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Disc type reinforced piezoelectric composite bimorphs with series connection were designed and the performance was investigated. The composite bimorphs (PZT/PA and PZT/PDMS (40/60 vol%)) were successfully fabricated by a compression molding and solution casting technique. The charge developed at an applied force of 150 N is 18150 pC (PZT/PA) and 2310 pC (PZT/PDMS), respectively. Electric force microscopy (EFM) is used to study the structural characterization and piezoelectric properties of the materials realized. A clear inverse piezoelectric effect was observed when the bimorphs were subjected to an electric field stepped up through 2, 6 and 10 V, indicating the net polarization direction of the different ferroelectric domains. The as-developed bimorphs have the basic structure of a sensor and actuator, and, since they do not use any bonding agent for bonding, they can provide a valuable alternative to the present bimorphs where bonding processes are required for their realization that can limit their application at high temperature.
Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)025029-1/8
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftSmart Materials and Structures
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusGepubliceerd - 2014


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