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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 11946-11956; doi:10.3390/s120911946

Electrostatics of Planar Multielectrode Sensors with Application to Surface Elastometry

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Institute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences,5B Pawinskiego str., 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
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Received: 18 July 2012 / Revised: 2 August 2012 / Accepted: 6 August 2012 / Published: 29 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transducer Systems)
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Systems of planar electrodes arranged on dielectric or piezoelectric layers are applied in numerous sensors and transducers. In this paper electrostatics of such electrode systems is presented and exploited in the analysis of distributed piezoelectric transducer dedicated to surface elastometry of biological tissues characterized by large Poisson modulus. The fundamental Matlab® code for analyzing complex planar multiperiodic electrode systems is also presented.
Keywords: interdigital transducer; surface elastometry; BIS-expansion interdigital transducer; surface elastometry; BIS-expansion
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Danicki, E.; Tasinkevych, Y. Electrostatics of Planar Multielectrode Sensors with Application to Surface Elastometry. Sensors 2012, 12, 11946-11956.

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