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Fabrication and Characterization of PZT/Thermoplastic Polymer Composites for High-frequency Phased Linear Arrays
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
  • Jeffry W. Stevenson
  • Mary R. Reidmeyer, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Wayne Huebner, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Editor(s)
Green, David J. and Halloran, John and Johnson Jr., David W. and Klein, Lisa
Abstract
A new method of fabricating PZT/potymer composites with 2-2 connectivity is described. This fabrication technique offers significant advantages over conventional dice-and-fill fabrication methods, and the composites exhibit the high electromechanical coupling expected from conventional PZT/polymer composites. in this method, thin (≤20μm) sintered PZT plates and sheets of a thermoplastic polymer film (≤6 μm) are bonded together via thermal processing. a technique for sintering thin, flat PZT plates from tape cast materials was developed to provide the necessary PZT plates. the resulting composite blocks were cut to required dimensions, electroded, and poled. Electromechanical properties were measured to evaluate the composites.
Department(s)
Materials Science and Engineering
Document Type
Article - Journal
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Language(s)
English
Rights
© 1994 Wiley-Blackwell, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-1994
Citation Information
Jeffry W. Stevenson, Mary R. Reidmeyer and Wayne Huebner. "Fabrication and Characterization of PZT/Thermoplastic Polymer Composites for High-frequency Phased Linear Arrays" Journal of the American Ceramic Society (1994)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wayne-huebner/19/