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Sick of the brick? Piezoelectric transformers poised to shrink power converters

By April Gocha / February 29, 2016

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Solid State Ceramics Inc. have modified hard-piezoceramic materials to realize the potential of piezoelectric transformers—which hold promise to reduce size and boost the efficiency of consumer electronic devices.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / March 20, 2015

Corning Museum of Glass opens new wing, AGC plant to shut its doors, Siemens sets up manufacturing lab, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for March 20, 2015.

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PZT flexible thin films for biologically-powered medical devices

By April Gocha / February 7, 2014

Research collaboration develops lead zirconate titanate (PZT) flexible thin films for biologically-powered medical devices.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / May 23, 2013

Somany Q4 net up nearly 20 percent Somany Ceramics Ltd. says improved sales resulted in net profit of Rs 10.14 crore ($1.88 million) for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, a year-on-year increase of 19.85 percent. The tile manufacturer’s net sales also rose to Rs 333.71 crore ($61.8 million) for the quarter, compared with Rs…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / March 22, 2013

Here is what we are hearing: Morgan Technical Ceramics launches new high-performance piezoelectric material Morgan Technical Ceramics, a market leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality ceramic solutions, is extending its material portfolio with the launch of a new piezoelectric material. PZT5K1 is suitable for applications in the fields of scientific instrumentation, maritime, medical,…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 31, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: MTC launches high-temperature bimorph range Morgan Technical Ceramics is extending its electro ceramics portfolio, with the launch of a new range of high temperature piezoelectric bimorph components, suitable for sensor and actuator applications in the fields of aerospace, automotive, medical and general industry. Manufactured in the company’s facility in Ruabon,…

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Previews of the latest articles in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society—special topical issue on sintering

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2012

— Image of PiezoMEMS actuated wing design, illustrating PZT stroke and pitch actuators and thin film wing structure (left). Image of suspended platform with individually controllable wings next to a US dime (right). From PZT-Based Piezoelectric MEMS Technology. Credit: JACerS; Wiley. New papers that have been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Ceramic…

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Tailored piezoelectric nanostructures via “soft template infiltration”

By / February 23, 2012

SEM images of the PZT nanotube arrays, all with outer diameters of approximately 100 nanometers. The hexagonal patterns are approximately three microns wide. Credit: Ashley Bernal and Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb. Investigators at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a promising new manufacturing process to form piezoelectrically active ferroelectric nanotubes, based on lead zirconate titanate, and…

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KNBT promising as lead-free substitute for PZT in piezo applications

By / October 8, 2010

Crystal structure of KNBT after the application of an electric field. The purple spheres are either sodium or potassium atoms, the red spheres are oxygen atoms, the small blue sphere is titanium. The figure shows the arrangement of the atoms changed into tetragonal symmetry, where the a and b axes are of the same length…

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Pasta and PZT microtube preparation

By / June 8, 2010

The image above, my friends, is an example of a tiny tube of lead zirconate titanate that can be formed when you dip vermicelli into a slurry pf PZT. No, this isn’t one of those artisan pestos. Better than that, as noted in a paper published [free] in the new Applied Ceramic Technology journal, the…

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