Accession Number : ADA194954

Title :   Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Materials for Transducer Applications.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 86,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK MATERIALS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Cross, L E ; Newnham, R E ; Barsch, G R ; Biggers, J V

PDF Url : ADA194954

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 302

Abstract : Three major topic areas have provided the focus for the year. Piezoelectric and Related Composites, Electrostrictive Materials, Phenomenology and Properties of Conventional Ceramic Piezoelectrics. A short section is also appended covering preparative studies and related programs. During the year, personnel from the program took a major role in the technical organization of ISAF'86, the International Meeting on Applications of Ferroelectrics held at Lehigh University. Dr. R.E. Newnham was program chairman and four of the eight program committee were from this laboratory. In the composite structures, the emphasis has been primarily upon 0:3 connected structures with a major effort to develop more perfect powders and more effective poling procedures.

Descriptors :   *PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS, *TRANSDUCERS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, ELECTROSTRICTION, MATERIALS, POWDERS

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE