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High sensitivity novel piezoceramics for advanced applications - textured, thick films and multilayer structures

Objective

For the next device generation (micromotors,actuators,sensors..) classical PZT materials cannot satisfy the demands for a wide variety of actuator applications: exceptionally high piezoelectric coefficients, high electromechanical coupling coefficients and high dielectric permittivity. Relaxor-ferroelectric solid solutions are now considered as the best candidates for these applications. Improved properties of relaxor ceramics will be investigated through exploration of diagrammes between relaxor materials, new powder processing such as controlled dispersion, sol-gel synthesis, control of ceramic microstructure using new methods to prepare textured ceramics by hot forging, casting. Advanced material will be up-scaled and promoted in the European market through an end-users group and two test vehicles, Sonar transducer & Inkjet printer head, will be built.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GROUPEMENT D'INTERÊT PUBLIC "ULTRASONS"
Address
Boulevard Tonnellé 2 Bis, Faculté De Médecine
37032 Tours
France

Participants (13)

BRUEL & KJAER SOUND & VIBRATION MEASUREMENT A/S
Denmark
Address
Skodsborgvej 307
2850 Naerum
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
S/n,cantoblanco S/n
28049 Madrid
FERROPERM PIEZOCERAMICS A/S
Denmark
Address
Hejreskovvej 18A
3490 Kvistgard
FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
1,Forskningsveien 1
0314 Oslo
Iskraemeco d.d.
Slovenia
Address
Savska Loka 4
4000 Kranj
JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
39,Jamova 39
1001 Ljubljana
MEDIZINTECHNIK BASLER AG
Switzerland
Address
Im Oberen Boden 150
8049 Zurich
NANOMOTION LTD
Israel
Address
Gutwirth Park Technion
32000 Haifa
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Mx-g Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
THALES S.A.
France
Address
Domaine De Corbeville
91404 Orsay
THALES UNDERWATER SYSTEMS SAS
France
Address
Route Des Dolines 525
Sophia Antipolis
VERMON SA
France
Address
Rue Du Général Renault 180
37000 Tours
XAAR JET AB
Sweden
Address
Elektronikhojden 10
175 26 Jaerfaella