Dargie, P.G., Harris, N.R., White, N.M., Atkinson, J.K. and Sion, R.P.
Characterisation of screen printable piezoelectric thick-films.
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
Institute of Physics.
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.
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