The piezoelectric effect and related electromechanical properties are described, and examples of modern piezoelectric materials and their sensitivity are considered. Full sets of electromechanical constants of various piezoelectric materials are given for comparison. Examples of electromechanical coupling factors and figures of merit are also considered to show links between the piezoelectric sensitivity and these parameters. Among materials exhibiting the important piezoelectric properties, of interest are domain-engineered relaxor-ferroelectric single crystals, poled ferroelectric ceramics and piezo-active composites based on ferroelectrics. The importance of the piezoelectric sensitivity in piezotechnical applications is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPiezo-Active Composites
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783319939285
ISBN (Print)9783319939278
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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