Special Issue "Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. David W. Greve
1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
2 National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Website: http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~dwg
E-Mail: dg07@andrew.cmu.edu
Phone: +412 268 3707
Interests: piezoelectric sensors; surface acoustic waves; Lamb waves; defect detection; ultrasonic wave generation; ultrasonic wave detection

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Piezoelectric materials are very widely used in sensors and actuators. While the range of applications is quite diverse, they have in common the use of this class of materials to transform electrical to mechanical energy and vice versa. Because of this commonality, researchers with different interests can benefit from ideas and concepts employed in other fields. The aim of this special issue is to bring together innovative applications of piezoelectric materials in sensors and actuators. Papers addressing a wide range of applications of piezoelectric materials are sought, including but not limited to recent developments in the following areas: the manipulation of particles in microfluidic systems; piezoelectric motors; energy harvesting; chemical sensing, including harsh environment sensing; medical diagnostics; novel approaches to flaw detection; and structural health monitoring.

Both review articles and original research papers relating to the application of piezoelectric materials in sensors and actuators are solicited. There is particular interest in papers concerning applications where piezoelectric materials provide capabilities or characteristics that cannot be obtained using other approaches.

Prof. Dr. David W. Greve
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • piezoelectric
  • sensor
  • actuator
  • motors
  • microfluidics
  • harsh environment
  • energy harvesting
  • structural health monitoring
  • medical diagnostics

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p. 9624-9634
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Sensors 2013, 13(8), 9624-9634; doi:10.3390/s130809624
Received: 13 June 2013; in revised form: 17 July 2013 / Accepted: 19 July 2013 / Published: 26 July 2013
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p. 9174-9182
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Sensors 2013, 13(7), 9174-9182; doi:10.3390/s130709174
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 4 July 2013 / Accepted: 7 July 2013 / Published: 17 July 2013
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p. 8352-8376
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Sensors 2013, 13(7), 8352-8376; doi:10.3390/s130708352
Received: 19 March 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 26 June 2013 / Published: 1 July 2013
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p. 7104-7120
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Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7104-7120; doi:10.3390/s130607104
Received: 28 February 2013; in revised form: 27 May 2013 / Accepted: 29 May 2013 / Published: 30 May 2013
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p. 7156-7169
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Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7156-7169; doi:10.3390/s130607156
Received: 1 March 2013; in revised form: 22 May 2013 / Accepted: 28 May 2013 / Published: 30 May 2013
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p. 6910-6935
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Sensors 2013, 13(6), 6910-6935; doi:10.3390/s130606910
Received: 23 March 2013; in revised form: 13 May 2013 / Accepted: 14 May 2013 / Published: 24 May 2013
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p. 6365-6379
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 6365-6379; doi:10.3390/s130506365
Received: 23 March 2013; in revised form: 16 April 2013 / Accepted: 19 April 2013 / Published: 14 May 2013
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p. 6089-6108
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 6089-6108; doi:10.3390/s130506089
Received: 6 April 2013; in revised form: 4 May 2013 / Accepted: 6 May 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
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p. 5897-5922
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 5897-5922; doi:10.3390/s130505897
Received: 10 March 2013; in revised form: 18 April 2013 / Accepted: 24 April 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 5996-6013; doi:10.3390/s130505996
Received: 4 March 2013; in revised form: 9 April 2013 / Accepted: 25 April 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
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p. 5826-5840
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 5826-5840; doi:10.3390/s130505826
Received: 4 March 2013; in revised form: 25 March 2013 / Accepted: 28 April 2013 / Published: 7 May 2013
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p. 5478-5492
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 5478-5492; doi:10.3390/s130505478
Received: 16 February 2013; in revised form: 15 April 2013 / Accepted: 18 April 2013 / Published: 25 April 2013
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p. 5181-5204
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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 5181-5204; doi:10.3390/s130405181
Received: 5 April 2013; in revised form: 16 April 2013 / Accepted: 16 April 2013 / Published: 18 April 2013
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p. 4724-4741
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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4724-4741; doi:10.3390/s130404724
Received: 6 February 2013; in revised form: 20 March 2013 / Accepted: 21 March 2013 / Published: 10 April 2013
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p. 4390-4403
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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4390-4403; doi:10.3390/s130404390
Received: 1 February 2013; in revised form: 13 March 2013 / Accepted: 13 March 2013 / Published: 2 April 2013
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p. 2997-3013
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Sensors 2013, 13(3), 2997-3013; doi:10.3390/s130302997
Received: 25 December 2012; in revised form: 4 February 2013 / Accepted: 27 February 2013 / Published: 1 March 2013
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p. 2419-2429
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 2419-2429; doi:10.3390/s130202419
Received: 20 December 2012; in revised form: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 2 February 2013 / Published: 12 February 2013
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p. 2164-2175
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 2164-2175; doi:10.3390/s130202164
Received: 15 November 2012; in revised form: 5 January 2013 / Accepted: 21 January 2013 / Published: 6 February 2013
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p. 1231-1246
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Sensors 2013, 13(1), 1231-1246; doi:10.3390/s130101231
Received: 30 November 2012; in revised form: 28 December 2012 / Accepted: 11 January 2013 / Published: 18 January 2013
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p. 367-374
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Sensors 2013, 13(1), 367-374; doi:10.3390/s130100367
Received: 5 September 2012; in revised form: 14 December 2012 / Accepted: 18 December 2012 / Published: 27 December 2012
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p. 16641-16659
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16641-16659; doi:10.3390/s121216641
Received: 9 October 2012; in revised form: 7 November 2012 / Accepted: 27 November 2012 / Published: 4 December 2012
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p. 16673-16684
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16673-16684; doi:10.3390/s121216673
Received: 7 October 2012; in revised form: 7 November 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 4 December 2012
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p. 14671-14691
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 14671-14691; doi:10.3390/s121114671
Received: 9 August 2012; in revised form: 23 October 2012 / Accepted: 24 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012
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p. 13829-13841
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13829-13841; doi:10.3390/s121013829
Received: 10 August 2012; in revised form: 10 October 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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p. 13617-13635
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13617-13635; doi:10.3390/s121013617
Received: 18 August 2012; in revised form: 17 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 11 October 2012
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