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Design of a 50-MHz annular array using fine-grain lead titanate
Author(s): Kevin A. Snook; Thomas R. Shrout; K. Kirk Shung
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Paper Abstract

A 50 MHz annular array with six equal-area elements was designed. A novel fine-grain, 1-2 micron particle size, lead titanate was used as the piezoelectric material. The full set of electromechanical properties was calculated using resonance techniques. The low permittivity ((epsilon) s33/(epsilon) 0 equals 180) of the lead titanate allowed a larger overall diameter when matching to 50 ohm electronics, which kept the aspect ratio (width/height) of all the elements above 3. Laser micromachining was used to fully separate the array elements, and a double matching layer scheme was used to acoustically match the device. The array was modeled using both one-dimensional (KLM) and finite element modeling (PZFlex), and good agreement between the two was obtained. Using a broadband excitation, a center frequency of 49 MHz was obtained on the echo reflected from a flat reflector, with an inerstion loss of 20 dB and a bandwidth of 50%. Maximum calculated cross-talk values were below -30 dB between elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4687, Medical Imaging 2002: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, (11 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462142
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Kevin A. Snook, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Thomas R. Shrout, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
K. Kirk Shung, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4687:
Medical Imaging 2002: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
Michael F. Insana; William F. Walker, Editor(s)

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