Advanced Piezoelectric Materials: Science and Technology

Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, this book focuses on the most promising piezoelectric materials and their applications. In the first part of the book, the properties of key piezoelectrics are discussed; materials include PZT, relaxor ferroelectrics, Pb free ceramics, quartz, lithium niobate and tantalate, single crystals, polymers and composites.

  • Hardcover: 696 pages
  • Publisher: Woodhead Publishing (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845695348
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845695347
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Piezoelectric Materials: Structure, Properties and Applications (Materials Science and Technologies)

Piezoelectricity is the ability of certain crystalline materials to develop an electric charge proportional to a mechanical stress. Since its discovery, the piezoelectricity effect has found many useful applications, such as the production and detection of sound, generation of high voltages and frequency, microbalances, and ultra fine focusing of optical assemblies. This book gives a review of the state of art in polycrystalline piezoelectric ceramic materials, which covers the processing, properties, characterization and applications of piezoelectric ceramic materials.

  • Hardcover: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc (July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608762726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608762729
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Adaptronics and Smart Structures: Basics, Materials, Design, and Applications

Adaptronic structures and systems are engineered to adjust automatically to variable operating and environmental conditions, through the use of feedback control. The authors of this book have taken on the task of comprehensively describing the current state of the art in this highly modern and broadly interdisciplinary field. The book presents selected examples of applications, and goes on to demonstrate current development trends.

  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2nd, rev. ed. edition (November 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3642091105
  • ISBN-13: 978-3642091100
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Energy Harvesting Technologies

Energy Harvesting Technologies provides a cohesive overview of the fundamentals and current developments in the field of energy harvesting. In a well-organized structure, this volume discusses basic principles for the design and fabrication of bulk and MEMS based vibration energy systems, theory and design rules required for fabrication of efficient electronics, in addition to recent findings in thermoelectric energy harvesting systems.Combining leading research from both academia and industry onto a single platform, Energy Harvesting Technologies serves as an important reference for researchers and engineers involved with power sources, sensor networks and smart materials.

  • Hardcover: 524 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (December 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387764631
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387764634
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Theory of Adaptive Fiber Composites: From Piezoelectric Material Behavior to Dynamics of Rotating Structures

Adaptive structural systems in conjunction with multifunctional materials facilitate technical solutions with a wide spectrum of applications and a high degree of integration. By virtue of combining the actuation and sensing capabilities of piezoelectric materials with the advantages of fiber composites, the anisotropic constitutive properties may be tailored according to requirements and the failure behavior can be improved. Such adaptive fiber composites are very well-suited for the task of noise and vibration reduction.

  • Hardcover: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 1 edition (July 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9048124344
  • ISBN-13: 978-9048124343
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Ceramic Innovations in the 20th Century

More than 100 important innovations in ceramics in the last 100 years are individually described. These include such major advances as the float glass process, continuous glass fibers and glass wool, the zirconia oxygen sensor, honeycomb ceramics, tape casting and multilayer ceramics, advances in tunnel kilns, low loss optical fiber, dental ceramics, basic oxygen steelmaking refractories, and uranium dioxide as a nuclear fuel. In addition, a summary of progress in ceramics is given that relates ceramic advances to general trends in the progress of science and industrial development.

  • Hardcover: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-American Ceramic Society (January 2, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574980939
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574980936
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