Accession Number : ADD005798

Title :   Method for Strengthening PZT Transducers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Walker,Basil E ; Pohanka,Robert C ; Rice,Roy W

Report Date : 07 Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A method for strengthening lead zirconate-lead titanate ceramic transducers which comprises heating the transducer at a temperature from 900 C to 1000 C in a nonreducing atmosphere containing at least 20 volume percent of oxygen for at least one hour. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Ceramic materials, *Transducers, *Sonar transducers, Heat treatment, Controlled atmospheres, Argon, Oxygen, Compressive properties, Tensile stress, Lead compounds, Titanates, Zirconates

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE