Modeling of Piezoelectric Nanodevices

  • Christian FalconiEmail author
  • Giulia Mantini
  • Arnaldo D’Amico
  • Vittorio Ferrari
Part of the Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology book series (NANOMED)


Since fabrication, characterization, and integration into practical devices of nanostructures is unavoidably complex and expensive, accurate models are crucial for designing high performance nanostructures-based devices. Moreover, piezoelectric nanotransducers may have several crucial advantages when compared with the correspondent macro- or micro-devices. For these reasons, after reviewing both piezoelectric constitutive equations and equivalent circuits for piezoelectric transducers, we show how these tools can be applied to analysis and design of practical piezoelectric nanodevices. As an important example, we choose piezoelectric nanogenerators; however, by analyzing this type of devices, we discuss the key general concepts and challenges for modeling piezoelectric nanodevices.


Schottky Barrier Donor Concentration Piezoelectric Element Electromechanical Coupling Factor Contact Configuration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Falconi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Giulia Mantini
    • 1
  • Arnaldo D’Amico
    • 1
  • Vittorio Ferrari
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.IDASC Istituto di Acustica e Sensoristica “Orso Mario Corbino”RomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Information Engineering (DII)University of BresciaBresciaItaly

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