Piezoelectricity

Evolution and Future of a Technology

ISBN: 978-3-540-68680-4 (Print) 978-3-540-68683-5 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Basics and Materials

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      Pages 1-5

      Introduction

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      Pages 9-35

      Basic Material Quartz and Related Innovations

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      Pages 37-87

      The Role of Ferroelectricity for Piezoelectric Materials

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      Pages 89-130

      Piezoelectric PZT Ceramics

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      Pages 131-155

      Relaxor Ferroelectrics

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      Pages 157-177

      Piezoelectric Polymers and Their Applications

  3. Applications and Innovations

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      Pages 181-198

      Electromechanical Frequency Filters

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      Pages 199-221

      Ultrasonic Imaging

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      Pages 223-244

      High Effective Lead Perovskite Ceramics and Single Crystals for Ultrasonic Imaging

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      Pages 245-255

      High-Power Ultrasound Transducers for Therapeutic Applications

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      Pages 257-277

      Piezoelectric Motors and Transformers

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      Pages 279-297

      Piezoelectric Positioning

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      Pages 299-310

      Piezoelectric Injection Systems

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      Pages 311-350

      Advanced RF Signal Processing with Surface Acoustic Waves on Piezoelectric Single Crystal Substrates

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      Pages 351-376

      Piezoelectric Films for Innovations in the Field of MEMS and Biosensors

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      Pages 377-399

      Piezoelectric Composites by Solid Freeform Fabrication: A Nature-Inspired Approach

  4. Characterisation Methods

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      Pages 403-421

      Microstructural Analysis Based on Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction

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      Pages 423-444

      Small Signal Resonance Methods

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      Pages 445-455

      Large Signal Resonance and Laser Dilatometer Methods

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      Pages 457-467

      Ferroelastic Characterization of Piezoelectrics

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