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Complete characterization of the piezoelectric, dielectric, and elastic properties of Motorola PZT 3203 HD, including losses and dispersion
Author(s): Stewart Sherrit; Harvey D. Wiederick; Benoy K. Mukherjee
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on our determination of the small signal properties of Motorola 3203 HD, including the effects of losses and dispersion, and it shows the limitations imposed by assuming that the material is loss-less. A set of PZT 3203 HD unloaded resonators manufactured by Motorola was cut to specifications outlined in the IEEE Standard on Piezoelectricity Std 176-1987 to ensure the appropriate boundary conditions of each resonance mode. Impedance spectra of the thickness, thickness shear, length and length thickness extensional modes were analyzed at the fundamental and second resonances using Smits' method while the analysis of the radial mode resonators was accomplished using a method that we had developed earlier. Using the results from the above analysis we have determined the 10 independent complex constants (S11E, S12E, S13E, S33E, S55E, d13, d33, d15, (epsilon) 11T, and (epsilon) 33T) that define the reduced matrix for a C(infinity ) piezoelectric material at the fundamental resonance frequency of the resonator. The use of complex material constants to account for the loss of linear systems is discussed and the relationship between the mechanical Q, dielectric tan(delta) , piezoelectric loss and the complex material constants are presented. The dispersion in the martial constants, except for S12E and S13E, was studied by evaluating the constants at the second resonance. The source of the major components of the dispersion has been determined to be due to external effects such as mode coupling for high impedance resonators and electrode sheet resistance for low impedance resonators. The size of loss components and the dispersion are shown to be significant and it is suggested that ignoring these effects will reduce the accuracy and predictive capabilities of transducer models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3037, Medical Imaging 1997: Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering, (10 April 1997);
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Stewart Sherrit, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)
Harvey D. Wiederick, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)
Benoy K. Mukherjee, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3037:
Medical Imaging 1997: Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering
K. Kirk Shung, Editor(s)

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