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Some conceptual approaches to innovative medical ultrasound transducers
Author(s): John M. Reid
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Paper Abstract

Equivalent circuit descriptions suitable for describing the impulse response of transducer systems are considered, and the suitability of the Mason circuit is demonstrated. This description leads to consideration of multilayer structures that are applicable to medical ultrasound transducers. Of several interesting structures, one formed by folding thin plastic piezoelectric materials is shown to have the possibility of uncreased coupling coefficient and reduced resonant frequency compared to the basic film material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1733, New Developments in Ultrasonic Transducers and Transducer Systems, (5 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130605
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John M. Reid, Drexel Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1733:
New Developments in Ultrasonic Transducers and Transducer Systems
Frederick L. Lizzi, Editor(s)

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