Piezoelectric Ceramics: Principles and Applications

Piezoelectric Ceramics: Principles and Applications

by Ltd. APC International, Ltd.


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APC International, Ltd.'s textbook on the principles and applications of piezoelectric ceramics covers:
  • general principles of piezoelectricity and behavior of piezoelectric ceramic elements
  • fundamental mathematics of piezoelectricity
  • traditional and experimental applications for piezoelectric materials, and related physical principles for each application: audible sound producers, flow meters, fluid level sensors, motors, pumps, delay lines, transformers, other apparatus
  • introduction to single crystals, composites, and other latest-generation piezoelectric materials



  • piezoelectricity / piezoelectric constants
  • behavior / stability of piezoelectric ceramic elements
  • new materials: relaxors / single crystals / others
  • characteristics of piezoelectric materials from APC International, Ltd.


  • generators
  • solid state batteries


  • axial sensors
  • flexional sensors
  • special designs and applications: composites / SAW sensors / others


  • axial and transverse actuators: simple / compound (stack) / multilayer
  • flexional actuators / flextensional devices
  • applications for piezoelectric actuators


  • audible sound transducers
  • generating ultrasonic vibrations in liquids or solids
  • transmitting ultrasonic signals in air or water
  • flow meters / fluid level sensors / delay lines / transformers / composites


  • securing a piezoelectric ceramic element
  • attaching electrical leads
  • testing performance

Note: This is a 2nd edition to APC's textbook published in 2002. Updates in the 2nd edition reflect changes to APC's product lines and corrections outlined on the errata sheet distributed with the 2002 edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615565033
Publisher: APC International, Ltd.
Publication date: 12/02/2011
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

About the Author

APC International, Ltd., formerly American Piezo Ceramics, Inc. (est. 1986), is a leading supplier and distributor of piezoelectric ceramics and devices to US and international companies.

APC International's piezoelectric powders, ceramics, and devices are used in a wide range of applications including:
Ultrasonic medical transducers / ultrasound technologies
Sonar and other defense related products
Ultrasonic cleaning components
Ultrasonic welding components
NDT components
Flow control products
Level control products
Proximity Sensors

APC International's products support a wide range of industries including:
Consumer products
Engineering & design
Industrial & manufacturing
Medical devices / ultrasound technologies
Research & development

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