The chapters in this book cover a wide range of topics, which are separated into four sections:
Piezoelectric and Acoustic Materials for Transducer Applications is written by a diverse group of renowned experts from around the world, and is appropriate for scientists and engineers in a variety of disciplines.
Professor Safari is a Fellow of American Ceramic Society; Centennial Fellow of the College of Earth and Mineral Science, The Pennsylvania State University; Honorary Professor of Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin China; and president of the IEEE Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society.
Dr. Safari has published over 300 refereed journal articles, and has been granted 18 U.S. patents. He chaired the 10th International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectric (August 1996, East Brunswick NJ) and 7th US-Japan meeting on Ferroelectric and Dielectric Materials (Tsukuba, Japan, November 1995).
The second edition of Piezoelectric Transducers and Applications includes these new developments together with a deep revision and enlargement of the topics already included in the first edition. It provides a guide for graduate students and researchers to the current state of the art of this complex and multidisciplinary area. The book fills an urgent need for a unified source of information on piezoelectric devices and their astounding variety of existing and emerging applications. Some of the chapters focus more on the basic concepts of the different disciplines involved and are presented in a didactic manner. Others go deeper into the complex aspects of specific fields of research, thus reaching the technical level of a scientific paper. Among other topics resonant sensors, especially bulk acoustic wave thickness shear mode resonators, chemical and bio-sensors, as well as broadband ultrasonic systems are treated in-depth.