Special Issue "Development of Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2020).
Interests: piezoelectric devices, ultrasonic transducers for medical diagnosis and treatment, acoustic transducers for underwater SONAR systems
Piezoelectricity is an electromechanical energy transduction mechanism that is utilized in numerous applications. With a piezoelectric device, one can create an electrical signal resulting from mechanical strain, or create a mechanical distortion resulting from an electrical perturbation. In the former, the unit works as a sensor, converting mechanical energy into electrical output, as in the case of a microphone and accelerometer. In the latter, the unit acts as an actuator, converting electrical energy into mechanical work, as in the case of a speaker and motor. One of the beauties of piezoelectricity is the reversibility of the direction of energy conversion, as noted in the case of ultrasound transducers for pulse-echo measurement.
This Special Issue on piezoelectric sensors and actuators is intended to highlight recent advancements of the technology on various piezoelectric sensors, actuators, and transducers. This technology includes all aspects of the development of piezoelectric devices, such as modeling and simulation, fabrication and packaging, characterization and analysis, and application of the devices. The piezoelectric devices incorporate both bulk and MEMS units. Reports on the investigation of the areas directly related to piezoelectric devices, such as piezoelectric materials and driving or measuring systems, are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Yongrae Roh
Manuscript Submission Information
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- piezoelectric sensors
- piezoelectric actuators
- piezoelectric transducers
- piezoelectric materials
- driving or measuring systems
- modeling and simulation
- fabrication and packaging
- characterization and analysis
- piezoelectric MEMS and nanodevices