The frequency limit of a piezoceramic sheet and some properties

Usually the frequency limits of applications are ascertained through the resonances involved with the transducer design and its size and shape. For a piezoceramic sheet, there is no limit for inherent frequency. A sheet of PSI-5A material which is 2.85″ square, .0075″ thick has planar dilatation mode of about 14 KHz and of 13 MHz of thickness mode vibration in the neighborhood. Limiting factors can arise such as the resistive heating of electrodes when considerable current is gathered at large surface area parts during ultrasonic frequencies.

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