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Sensors 2014, 14(1), 144-169; doi:10.3390/s140100144

High-Temperature Piezoelectric Sensing

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Received: 19 November 2013; in revised form: 10 December 2013 / Accepted: 17 December 2013 / Published: 20 December 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Harsh-Environment Applications)
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Abstract: Piezoelectric sensing is of increasing interest for high-temperature applications in aerospace, automotive, power plants and material processing due to its low cost, compact sensor size and simple signal conditioning, in comparison with other high-temperature sensing techniques. This paper presented an overview of high-temperature piezoelectric sensing techniques. Firstly, different types of high-temperature piezoelectric single crystals, electrode materials, and their pros and cons are discussed. Secondly, recent work on high-temperature piezoelectric sensors including accelerometer, surface acoustic wave sensor, ultrasound transducer, acoustic emission sensor, gas sensor, and pressure sensor for temperatures up to 1,250 °C were reviewed. Finally, discussions of existing challenges and future work for high-temperature piezoelectric sensing are presented.
Keywords: high-temperature sensing; high-temperature piezoelectrics; piezoelectric sensors; high-temperature piezoelectric sensors high-temperature sensing; high-temperature piezoelectrics; piezoelectric sensors; high-temperature piezoelectric sensors
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Jiang, X.; Kim, K.; Zhang, S.; Johnson, J.; Salazar, G. High-Temperature Piezoelectric Sensing. Sensors 2014, 14, 144-169.

AMA Style

Jiang X, Kim K, Zhang S, Johnson J, Salazar G. High-Temperature Piezoelectric Sensing. Sensors. 2014; 14(1):144-169.

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Jiang, Xiaoning; Kim, Kyungrim; Zhang, Shujun; Johnson, Joseph; Salazar, Giovanni. 2014. "High-Temperature Piezoelectric Sensing." Sensors 14, no. 1: 144-169.

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