Accession Number : ADD007870

Title :   Flexible Piezoelectric Composite Transducers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cross,Leslie E ; Newnham,Robert E ; Skinner,Doyle P

Report Date : 07 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A flexible, low-density piezoelectric transducer utilizes a PZT-polymer composite that is formed with the two phases three-dimensionally interpenetrant. The ceramic PZT microstructure, which is produced by a replication process that in one embodiment reproduces the structure of a coral species, is filled with silicone rubber and thereafter its transverse connectivity is broken by a light shearing deformation to give it flexibility. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Composite materials, *Piezoelectric transducers, *Flexible materials, Polymers, Silicones, Rubber, Low density, Microstructure, Deformation, Shear strength, Inventions

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE