Fabrication and Characterization of PZT/Thermoplastic Polymer Composites for High-frequency Phased Linear Arrays
Green, David J. and Halloran, John and Johnson Jr., David W. and Klein, Lisa
A new method of fabricating PZT/potymer composites with 2-2 connectivity is described. This fabrication technique offers significant advantages over conventional dice-and-fill fabrication methods, and the composites exhibit the high electromechanical coupling expected from conventional PZT/polymer composites. in this method, thin (≤20μm) sintered PZT plates and sheets of a thermoplastic polymer film (≤6 μm) are bonded together via thermal processing. a technique for sintering thin, flat PZT plates from tape cast materials was developed to provide the necessary PZT plates. the resulting composite blocks were cut to required dimensions, electroded, and poled. Electromechanical properties were measured to evaluate the composites.
J. W. Stevenson et al., "Fabrication and Characterization of PZT/Thermoplastic Polymer Composites for High-frequency Phased Linear Arrays," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Wiley-Blackwell, Jan 1994.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1151-2916.1994.tb04628.x
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