Characterisation of screen printable piezoelectric thick-films

Dargie, P.G., Harris, N.R., White, N.M., Atkinson, J.K. and Sion, R.P. (1997) Characterisation of screen printable piezoelectric thick-films. In, Augousti, A.T. and White, N.M. (eds.) Sensors and their Applications VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth Conference on Sensors and their Applications, held in Glasgow, UK, 7-10 September 1997. Sensors and their Applications VIII Bristol, UK, Institute of Physics, 201-206.


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Experimantal techniques for measuring piezoelectric coefficient d33 of screen printed thick-film lead zirconate totanate (PZT) pastes are described, together with a comparison of these values for different paste formulations. In particular, the effect of type and concentration of the binder has been observed. Concentrations of between 0 and 30% binder by weight have been analysed for two different binders, lead (II) oxide and lead borosilicate. The results show that sensors utilising the piezoelectric effect of pzt have a greater sensitivity if formulated with a lead(II) oxide binder.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0750304219 (hardback)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 21134
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:10
Publisher: Institute of Physics

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