Is there a possibility of using piezoceramic actuators at cryogenic temperatures
The answer is yes. From down to zero degrees Kelvin, allpiezo actuators continue to function even though it may appear counter-intuitive. Since electric fields cannot be changed by temperature at all and the inter-atomic electric fields are the basis for the piezoelectric effect, the most common piezoceramics does decrease due to piezo coupling as temperature drops. Most importantly the motion of most materials drops to about one-seventh of that measured at room at liquid helium temperatures.