Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 155–161 | Cite as

Multilayer piezoelectric ceramic transformer with low temperature sintering

  • Longtu LiEmail author
  • Ningxin Zhang
  • Chenyang Bai
  • Xiangcheng Chu
  • Zhilun Gui


The low-fired high performance piezoelectric ceramics used for multilayer piezoelectric transformer were investigated. Based on the transient liquid phase sintering mechanism, by doping suitable eutectic additives and optimizing processing, the sintering temperature of the quaternary system piezoelectric ceramics with high piezoelectric properties could be lower to about 960–1000°C. The low-temperature sintering multilayer piezoelectric transformer (MPT) has been developed. Some characteristics of MPT were systemically studied. The measurements include the frequency response of input impedance, frequency response of phase difference between input voltage and current, frequency shifting with load, input impedance changing with load, phase difference between input voltage and current shifting with load, and phase difference between input voltage and vibration velocity. The vibration modes and resonance characters of MPT were measured by a Laser Doppler Scanning Vibrometer. Several kinds of MPT with high voltage step-up ratio, high power density, high transfer efficiency and low cost have been industrially produced and commercialized. It reveals a broad application prospect for back-light power of liquid crystal display and piezo-ionizer etc.


Phase Difference Input Voltage Input Impedance Piezoelectric Ceramic Vibration Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Longtu Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ningxin Zhang
    • 1
  • Chenyang Bai
    • 1
  • Xiangcheng Chu
    • 1
  • Zhilun Gui
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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