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Crystals 2014, 4(3), 351-376; doi:10.3390/cryst4030351

Relaxor-PT Single Crystal Piezoelectric Sensors

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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
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Received: 1 June 2014 / Revised: 8 July 2014 / Accepted: 14 July 2014 / Published: 28 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Piezoelectric Crystals)
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Relaxor-PbTiO3 piezoelectric single crystals have been widely used in a broad range of electromechanical devices, including piezoelectric sensors, actuators, and transducers. This paper reviews the unique properties of these single crystals for piezoelectric sensors. Design, fabrication and characterization of various relaxor-PT single crystal piezoelectric sensors and their applications are presented and compared with their piezoelectric ceramic counterparts. Newly applicable fields and future trends of relaxor-PT sensors are also suggested in this review paper.
Keywords: piezoelectric sensors; piezoelectricity; ferroelectrics; relaxor-PT; relaxor-PT single crystals piezoelectric sensors; piezoelectricity; ferroelectrics; relaxor-PT; relaxor-PT single crystals
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Jiang, X.; Kim, J.; Kim, K. Relaxor-PT Single Crystal Piezoelectric Sensors. Crystals 2014, 4, 351-376.

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