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Ferroelectric Devices & Piezoelectric Actuators: Research Misconceptions and Rectifications

  • ID: 3774329
  • Book
  • 244 pages
  • DEStech Publications, Inc
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- Principles and best practices for improved understanding and design of piezoelectrics
- New problems and solutions for ferroelectrics’ design, fabrication and applications

This volume investigates basic principles and shared understandings regarding the materials and properties of piezoelectrics and ferroelectrics, including concepts such ionic displacement and strain, transmission coefficient, constraint-dependency of piezo materials’ properties, mechanical impedance matching, resonance/anti-resonance and more. The author demonstrates how misguided or false versions of these and similar ideas and formulas negatively influence research, instruction and design. At the same time, Uchino, an acknowledged worldwide expert in piezoelectric R&D, provides ways to correct such faulty approaches, and in so doing offers a practical synopsis of methods and formulas for producing a wide array of electroactive and electronic materials.

The second part of the book contains problems and solutions in the area of ferroelectric devices, including problems associated with the design and performance of dielectrics, memory devices, electro-optic, pyroelectric devices and more.
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Strain versus Ionic Displacement (Question 1)
Efficiency (Question 2)
Energy Transmission Coefficient (Question 3)
Constraint-Dependency of Piezo-Properties (Question 4)
Mechanical Impedance Matching (Question 5)
Piezoelectric Damping Mechanism (Question 6)
Resonance and Antiresonance Modes (Question 7)
Resonance and Antiresonance Modes: Efficiency (Question 8)
Best-Selling Devices (Question 9)
System Design Principle (Question 10)


Chapter 1. General View of Ferroelectrics
1.1. Essentials
1.2. Check Point
1.3. Problems
1.4. Answers to Check Point Questions
1.5. References

Chapter 2. Mathematical Treatment of Ferroelectrics
2.1. Essentials
2.2. Check Point
2.3. Problems
2.4. Answers to Check Point Questions

Chapter 3. Designing with Materials and Devices, and Fabrication Processes
3.1. Essentials
3.2. Check Point
3.3. Problems
3.4. Answers to Check Point Questions
3.5. Reference

Chapter 4. High Permittivity Dielectrics
4.1. Essentials
4.2. Check Point
4.3. Problems
4.4. Answers to Check Point Questions

Chapter 5. Ferroelectric Memory Devices
5.1. Essentials
5.2. Check Point
5.3. Problems
5.4. Answers to Check Point Questions
5.5. Reference

Chapter 6. Pyroelectric Devices
6.1. Essentials
6.2. Check Point
6.3. Problems
6.4. Answers to Check Point Questions

Chapter 7. Piezoelectric Devices
7.1. Essentials
7.2. Check Point
7.3. Problems
7.4. Answers to Check Point Questions
7.5. Reference

Chapter 8. Electro-Optic Devices
8.1. Essentials
8.2. Check Point
8.3. Problems
8.4. Answers to Check Point Questions

Chapter 9. PTC Materials
9.1. Essentials
9.2. Check Point
9.3. Problems
9.4. Answers to Check Point Questions

Chapter 10. Composite Materials
10.1. Essentials
10.2. Check Point
10.3. Problems
10.4. Answers to Check Point Questions
10.5. Reference

Chapter 11. Future of Ferroelectric Devices
11.1. Essentials
11.2. Check Point
11.3. Problems
11.4. Answers to Check Point Questions
11.5. Reference

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Kenji Uchino, M.B.A., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and International Center for Actuators and Transducers, The Pennsylvania State University
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