Novel High-Frequency Air Transducers
Ultrasonic transducers operating in air in the frequency range of 1–10MHz have major applications in robotics and nondestructive evaluation. For robotics applications, high-frequency air transducers make possible range measurements with a resolution in the 30–100 μm range. For nondestructive evaluation, it is possible to make transmission C-scan systems operating in air for the inspection of composites, green ceramics, and even metals at elevated temperatures. In this work, we report on the use of ligneous materials as a matching layer for PZT-based transducers.
KeywordsNondestructive Evaluation Insertion Loss Silica Aerogel Ultrasonic Transducer Robotic Application
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