The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Free-standing thick-film piezoelectric device

Kok, S. L., White, N. M. and Harris, N. R. (2008) Free-standing thick-film piezoelectric device Electronics Letters, 44, (4), pp. 280-281.

Record type: Article


A free-standing thick-film cantilever sensor structure is presented. Such devices find use in applications such as vibration detection or energy harvesting. The structure was fabricated by screen printing layers of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) between silver/palladium electrodes and co-firing the layers together with a carbon sacrificial layer (deposited underneath) in an air environment at a temperature of 850°C. The free-standing structure, of dimensions 18 mm long by 9 mm wide and thickness of 50 ?m, was found to produce electrical powers of up to 95 nW at an acceleration level of 9.81 m/s2 (1 g), when driving a 60 kOhm load resistance.

PDF Free-standing_thick-film_piezoelectric_device.pdf - Other
Download (103kB)

More information

Published date: 2008
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 265808
ISSN: 0013-5194
PURE UUID: 404f6055-55f9-4941-b71b-1e391106a8e7
ORCID for N. M. White: ORCID iD
ORCID for N. R. Harris: ORCID iD

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 27 May 2008 17:11
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:22

Export record


Author: S. L. Kok
Author: N. M. White ORCID iD
Author: N. R. Harris ORCID iD

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.