Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1979 12:00 AM

Description

We report on recent calculations and experiments on the broadband properties and impulse characteristics of PVF2 transducers and arrays. Experimental wedge transducers show bandwidths of approximately 100% in the excitation of surface acoustic waves at 7 MHz on nonpiezoelectric silicon nitride ceramic substrates. Computer calculations predict similar bandwidths for interdigital transducer arrays on PVF2 films for surface acoustic wave excitation on similar substrates. Insertion loss versus frequency measurements on bulk longitudinal wave transducers in water at frequencies in the 1 to 30 MHz range show good agreement with theory. A computer program for multilayer piezoelectric films predicts included angles of acceptance exceeding 60°, and control of acceptance angle profiles, in face plates using multilayer PVF2 films.

Book Title

Proceedings of the ARPA/AFML Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE

Chapter

11. Fundamentals and New Techniques

Pages

381-383

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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PVF2 Transducers for NDE

La Jolla, CA

We report on recent calculations and experiments on the broadband properties and impulse characteristics of PVF2 transducers and arrays. Experimental wedge transducers show bandwidths of approximately 100% in the excitation of surface acoustic waves at 7 MHz on nonpiezoelectric silicon nitride ceramic substrates. Computer calculations predict similar bandwidths for interdigital transducer arrays on PVF2 films for surface acoustic wave excitation on similar substrates. Insertion loss versus frequency measurements on bulk longitudinal wave transducers in water at frequencies in the 1 to 30 MHz range show good agreement with theory. A computer program for multilayer piezoelectric films predicts included angles of acceptance exceeding 60°, and control of acceptance angle profiles, in face plates using multilayer PVF2 films.