Special Issue "Piezoelectric Transducers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: applied physics; complex systems; machine learning; IoT; environmental intelligence; sustainability
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This specific volume of piezoelectric transducers aims to combine the advances of this technology from three points of view: the behavior of piezoelectric materials for transducers; the design and characterization of both the parts and the complete transducer; and the main applications of these piezoelectric transducers. Therefore, research articles, both basic and applied, theoretical and experimental, on any of these points of view are welcome. The present Special Issue in Sensors can be a reference and joining point for all researchers working in the field of piezoelectric transducers.
Topics are included but not limited to:
Piezoelectric theory: analytical and numerical solutions:
- Behavior and properties of piezoelectric materials
- New compositions of piezoelectric materials
- Piezoelectric ceramic manufacturing
Transducer design and characterization:
- Matching layer design
- Backing design
- Housing design
- Full piezoelectric transducers design
- Optimization of piezoelectric transducers
- Development of piezoelectric transducers
- Characterization techniques of piezoelectric transducers
- Durability and variability of piezoelectric transducer response
Applications of piezoelectric transducers:
- Underwater sensors (hydrophones)
- Acoustic communications
- Power harvesters
- Medical sensors for monitoring and imaging
- Medical transducers for energy deposition
- Non-destructive testing
- Ultrasonic wave characterization
- Vibration testing
- Control systems
- Precision engineering
- Nonlinear and high-voltage applications
Dr. Ivan Felis Enguix
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