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Morgan Technical Ceramics Launches New High-Performance Piezoelectric Material

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:58pm
MDT Staff


Morgan Technical Ceramics (Fairfield, NJ) is extending its material portfolio with the launch of a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical, energy harvesting and general industry.

Its high density and low porosity mean the material can be used for machining 1-3 composite structures in highly sensitive sonar and medical ultrasonic transducers, as well as high-performance actuators, specialist sensors and energy harvesting devices. Its high d33 rating improves the electrical charge generated in energy harvesting applications, while its high d31 coefficient enhances the levels of displacement in actuators.

Components are typically supplied with fired-on silver electrodes as standard to ensure good adhesion for soldering and bonding, and to a thickness which provides assured durability for the planned application. Other metallization options include thin nickel electrodes to further improve coupling coefficients, while enhancing the sensitivity of sensor devices.


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