Smart Materials Research

Advanced Piezoelectrics: Materials, Devices, and Their Applications


Publishing date
15 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Nov 2011

Lead Editor

1School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2Institute for Materials and Surface Technology, University of Applied Sciences Kiel (HAW), Grenzstrasse, Germany

3Department of Microsystems Engineering, IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Germany


Advanced Piezoelectrics: Materials, Devices, and Their Applications

Description

After decades of research and development, piezoelectric materials have been applied in a wide range of applications from household appliances to the industrial equipments. In areas such as precision and acoustic engineering, piezoelectric material is no doubt one of the leading functional materials. This is attributed to their unique features and advantages such as wide operating frequency range, high force generation, high positioning sensitivity, and quick response. Today, due to the high demand, particularly from the electronic industries, the research and development on piezoelectric materials and devices have been motivated to grow tremendously and continuously. Faced with the current global sustainability challenges, effectiveness and efficiency have become the major focuses in piezoelectric materials research. On top of functionality, the new generation of piezoelectric devices should also possess the features of low power consumption, high efficiency and high power density, compact dimension, low cost, and being reliable and ecofriendly. These factors will become the major drivers and lead to the innovative development of the piezoelectric materials and devices in the near future.

We would to invite researchers to contribute original as well as review articles on the latest developments and novel applications of the piezoelectric materials and devices. The topics might include material synthesis, processing, characterization, device design, modeling, testing, and applications. We particularly welcome articles from energy harvesting, microfluidics, water treatment, nanotechnology, and lead-free piezoelectrics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Latest development on piezoelectric ceramics, polymers, composites, single crystals
  • Piezoelectric thin film, nanomaterials, nanodevices, nanofabrication, nano- and microtechnology
  • Lead-free piezoelectrics
  • Piezoelectric theory, mechanism, modeling, and simulation
  • Piezoelectric MEMS (NEMS), design, modeling, fabrication, and applications
  • Piezoelectric actuators, motors, sensors, transformers, and transducers. The design, development, and applications
  • Piezoelectric energy harvesting, power generator, energy storage, wireless and self-powered devices
  • Piezoelectric fluid transfer, manipulation, microfluidics and piezoelectric pump development
  • Acoustic devices, sonochemistry, cleaning, and water treatment
  • Piezoelectric devices in biomedical applications

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 259275
  • - Editorial

Advanced Piezoelectrics: Materials, Devices, and Their Applications

Tao Li | Jan Ma | ... | Peter Woias
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 786190
  • - Research Article

Exact Solution for an Anti-Plane Interface Crack between Two Dissimilar Magneto-Electro-Elastic Half-Spaces

Bogdan Rogowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 426048
  • - Research Article

Epitaxial Piezoelectric Pb( ) Thin Films on Silicon for Energy Harvesting Devices

A. Sambri | D. Isarakorn | ... | C. H. Ahn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 872439
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Pb(Zr 𝟎 . πŸ“ πŸ‘ , Ti 𝟎 . πŸ’ πŸ• )O πŸ‘ -Pb(Nb 𝟏 / πŸ‘ , Zn 𝟐 / πŸ‘ )O πŸ‘ Thin Film Cantilevers for Energy Harvesting Applications

E. M. A. Fuentes-Fernandez | W. Debray-Mechtaly | ... | H. N. Alshareef
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 832939
  • - Research Article

Solid State Adaptive Rotor Using Postbuckled Precompressed, Bending-Twist Coupled Piezoelectric Actuator Elements

Ronald M. Barrett | Ryan Barnhart
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 356190
  • - Research Article

Infra-Through Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Acoustic Vector Sensor Particle Rejection System

Scott E. Cravens | Ronald M. Barrett
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 712103
  • - Research Article

Static Electric Force and Measurement Principle of Material Constants in Electrostrictive Material

Zhen-Bang Kuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 920747
  • - Research Article

Active Vibration Control of a Microactuator for the Hard Disk Drive Using Self-Sensing Actuation

Minoru Sasaki | Yoshihiro Inoue | Hiroyuki Yamada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 287128
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Analog and Digital Self-Powered Systems in Multimodal Vibration Suppression

Shigeru Shimose | Kanjuro Makihara | Junjiro Onoda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 164062
  • - Research Article

Modeling Hysteresis with Inertial-Dependent Prandtl-Ishlinskii Model in Wide-Band Frequency-Operated Piezoelectric Actuator

Vahid Hassani | Tegoeh Tjahjowidodo | Albert D. Soetarto

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