Characterization of (0-3) piezocomposite materials for transducer applications

O. A. Omoniyi, R. Mansour, M. J. Cardona, M. L. Briuglia, R. O'Leary, J. F.C. Windmill

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In this study, we have developed and characterized two different (0-3) piezoelectric composite materials with potential to be used in sensing applications. The composite materials were made using Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) as the polymer matrix with Barium Titanate (BaTiO3), and Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT51) as the dielectric fillers. Thin film samples of the (0-3) piezocomposites were prepared using a solution mixing and spin coating method to produce composites with (0-3) connectivity pattern and layer thickness of mathbf{100} mumathbf{m}, The microstructure of the piezocomposites were analyzed using a scanning electron microscope to determine the connectivity structure and homogeneity of the piezocomposites. The mechanical properties of the composites were determined using the method of Oliver and Pharr. FTIR analysis was used to determine the effects of the fillers on the structure of the piezocomposite. The average piezoelectric pmb{d}{mathit{33}} coefficient of the piezocomposites were also measured using the laser vibrometer technique and determined to be 30 pm/V for the piezocomposite consisting of Barium Titanate (BaTiO3) and 32 pm/V for the piezocomposite consisting of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT51).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728154480
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 7 Sep 202011 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727


Conference2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • ceramic-polymer
  • composite
  • FTIR
  • piezoelectric
  • SEM
  • spin coating
  • UV curable
  • XRD


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