A multilayer thick-film PZT actuator for MEMs applications

Harris, N.R., Hill, M., Torah, R., Townsend, R., Beeby, S., White, N.M. and Ding, J. (2006) A multilayer thick-film PZT actuator for MEMs applications. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 132, (1), 311-316. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2006.06.006).


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This paper describes a technique for replacing the conventional bonded bulk PZT transducer, commonly used in MEMS devices, with a screen printed equivalent. Previously, the piezoelectric activity available from screen printed PZT has been considerably lower than the bulk material, but recent developments in material composition and device structure have allowed screen printed structures to deliver powers equivalent to bulk devices. An actuator using the multilayer screen printed technique was designed for use in an ultrasonic flow-through separator, and its successful use is reported.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/j.sna.2006.06.006
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Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Electro-Mechanical Engineering
ePrint ID: 43344
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Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:16
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/43344

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