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Introduction to Piezo
1 Sept 2009
National Physical Laboratory, UK

This industrial training from the Piezo Institute provides a one day introduction to piezoelectric materials and technologies.

Topics include:

• History of piezo technologies
• Piezo physics and chemistry
• Introduction to piezo materials
• Environmental issues and lead-free materials
• Piezo processing and manufacture

This introductory course is designed for anyone who regularly uses piezoelectric materials in their business, thinks they might benefit from the adoption of piezo in their products, or wants to appreciate the potential of piezo for future product development.

It is designed to give scientists and technologists a working knowledge of piezo materials and devices. Delegates will develop a basic understanding of how piezo properties are measured and will take back to their
workplace a set of real industrial applications for piezo materials and devices.

For further information or to register by email helen.white@npl.co.uk +44 20 8943 6606

 
 

2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
20-23 Sept 2009
Ergife Palace Hotel, Roma, Italy

The symposium will explore the state of the art in ultrasonics. The topics are varied, with sessions are grouped according to application:

• Group 1: Medical ultrasonics
• Group 2: Sensors, NDE & industrial applications
• Group 3: Physical acoustics
• Group 4: Microacoustics – SAW, FBAR, MEMS
• Group 5: Transducers & transducer materials

Many sessions are relevant to Piezo Institute members including one organised by the institute, which focuses on piezoelectric thick films (TFT – Thick Film Piezo-Technology).

 
 

Thin & thick film processing - workshop
23 Sept 2009
Cranfield University, UK

This one day short course is organised by the Functional Materials and Smart Materials committees of the IOM3, and cosponsored by Cranfield University and the Piezo Institute.

It will have a mix of informal lectures and hands on experience. Topics include:

• Ceramic film production
• Processing
• Patterning
• Characterisation

The event is for early stage PhD and researchers, and those new to the field of thin and thick films.

Cost
Student price: Ł100
Standard price: Ł280

For further information please contact Dr Rob Dorey, r.a.dorey@cranfield.ac.uk, +44 (0)1234 750111

 
 

Piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers: from materials to design & characterisation
15-16 Oct 2009
University François Rabelais, France

During this two-day training course, experts in the field will cover:

• Basic acoustics required for transducer applications
• Transducer structures
• Transducer operation
• Transducer design rules
• Characterisation methods

The course includes hands on experience, and focuses on single-elements as well as arrays.

Examples of applications to medical diagnostics will be given, in particular high resolution imaging. The course finishes with a a tour of the ultrasound department of Tours University Hospital.

For further information or to register by email, please contact Marc Lethiecq, marc.lethiecq@univ-tours.fr

Piezo Institute members: 600 euros
non-members: 1200 euros

 
 

Piezoelectric Actuation
22 Oct 2009
Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, UK

Commercial application of piezoelectric materials for actuation is rapidly increasing, with potential in the aerospace, defence, medical, and automotive industries.

However, it is still an emerging technology and many technical problems need to be understood and addressed before widespread use.

This 1-day seminar, which includes a presentation from NPL (a Piezo Institute partner), will present both industrial development and academic research, with a focus on application of the technology to solve real-world problems.

 
 

Workshop on structural characterisation
28 Jan 2010
Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

This one day workshop will cover the techniques for structural characterisation, with particular reference to piezoceramics.

These techniques include:

- Optical microscopy
- Scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM)
- Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
- X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD)

Registration is closed.

 
 

Piezo MEMS – design, fabrication and characterisation
2–5pm, 13 June 2010
Trondheim, Norway

The Piezo Institute is organising an industrial training course on piezoelectric micro electromechanical systems (piezo MEMS) in concurrence with the Electroceramics XII conference.

Piezo MEMS have applications across a range of sectors including security, health, and the environment. Fully realising the benefits requires a sound understanding of the challenges and solutions to design, manufacture and testing of these devices. This course will provide you with an insight in solutions from some of Europe's top researchers.

Markys Cain (NPL, UK), Robert Dorey (Cranfield University, UK) and a representative from Sintef Materials and Chemistry(Norway), all leaders in the field, will discuss:

• Introduction to piezo MEMS design
• Fabrication – processing & tools
• Characterisation – methods & metrology
• Applications & future research

This training course is at an intermediate to advanced level, suitable for late term PhDs and PDRAs.

The course is located at the same venue as Electroceramics XII, and finishes in time for delegates to attend the Electroceramics XII welcome reception.

Costs
• €140 per person
• Delegates are responsible for arranging and paying their transport and accommodation

Contact helen.white@npl.co.uk for more information

 
 

Processing & structural characterisation of lead-based and lead-free piezoelectric ceramics
2–5pm, 13 June 2010
Trondheim, Norway

The Piezo Institute is organising an industrial training course on lead-based and lead-free piezoelectric ceramics in concurrence with the Electroceramics XII conference.

Marija Kosec and Andreja Benčan Golob (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia) will discuss:
• Lead-based versus lead-free piezoceramics
• Compositions
• Powder synthesis: chemical homogeneity, morphology control
• Sintering: atmosphere control
• Textured ceramics
• Thick films
• Single crystals by solid state growth
• Combined microscopy techniques in study of lead-free ceramics and crystals

The course is located at the same venue as Electroceramics XII.

Costs
• 140€ for regular participants 40€ for students
• Delegates are responsible for arranging and paying their transport and accommodation

Please register here (not through the link below)

 
 

Electroceramics XII
14-17 Jun 2010
Trondheim, Norway

*UPDATE* The Piezo Institute has confirmed that it will organise an industrial training course on processing and structural characterisation of lead-based and lead-free piezoelectric ceramics at the conference

*UPDATE* The Piezo Institute has confirmed that it will organise an industrial training course on Piezo MEMS at the conference

Over the last two decades electroceramics have become established as one of the most important research areas in materials science both through improvements in basic knowledge and their significant technological impact.

The series of Electroceramics meetings are an important forum to discuss recent advances and emerging trends in this developing field.

Confirmed speakers include Piezo Institute partners Prof Dragan Damjanovic (EPFL, Switzerland) and Prof Barbara Malič (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia).

Participants will present recent findings and exchange ideas on R&D of electroceramics in the following areas:

• Ceramic processing and basic science
• Thin films and interfaces
• Modelling
• Dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials
• Multiferroic, magnetic, semiconducting and superconducting materials
• Ionic, electronic and mixed conductors, fuel cells, photocatalysis
• Sensors, actuators and energy harvesting materials
• Varistors and thermistors

Deadline for submission of abstracts has passed.

 
 

Uncertainties in Dielectric Measurements Workshop
22 June 2010
National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, TW11 0LW, UK.

This workshop is designed to give practical advice on the issues that need to be considered when setting up an uncertainty analysis for dielectric measurement techniques used today, and aims to give a better understanding of the uncertainties in dielectric measurement from LF to Microwave frequencies. To find out more, please visit http://www.npl.co.uk/events/uncertainties-in-dielectric-measurements-workshop

 
 

Piezo 2011: Electroceramics for End-users VI
27 Feb – 2 Mar 2011
Sestriere, Italy

Just a few weeks away now - remember to register online at: www.piezo2011.com

We have a packed schedule with over 100 people already registered!
Our invited speakers include:

Roger Whatmore from Tyndall National Institute on 'Aurivillius Phase Materials: New room temperature multi-ferroics'

Martin Bach from Airbus on 'Piezoceramics in aircraft maintenance'

Zhong Lin Wang from Georgia Institute of Technology on 'Piezotronics and Nanogenerators'

Carsten Schuh from Siemens on 'Lead free applications'

Tadashi Shiosaki from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan on 'Piezocomposite Comprising Piezoelectric Single Crystals'

Steve Beeby from Southampton University, UK on 'Energy Harvesters on textiles'

Tadashi Takenaka from Tokyo University of Science, Japan on 'Lead-free Piezoelectric Ceramics based on Perovskites and BLSFs'

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We are sorry to inform you that the two tutorials scheduled for the Sunday afternoon have had to be cancelled because of travel arrangement reasons.

 
 

Intelligent Energy Harvesting
5th May 2011
IOM3, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London.

The Smart Materials Sector of the Materials Knowledge
Transfer Network and the Smart Materials and Systems
Committee of the IOM3 are offering a one-day workshop
that will look at the current challenges for materials in
energy harvesting applications.

As mobile technology advances so the need for smaller
and lighter devices increases challenging the current
technology for battery power. The logical alternative is
the harvesting and storage of energy from the device’s
environment but the challenge remains the levels of
energy that can be harvested and how that energy can
be stored. There is much hype about what current
technology can do but one of the fundamental issues is
the materials that are used and how they can play a key
role in the development of functional energy harvesting
systems. Amongst those materials will be smart
materials and technologies.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the current
challenges to the intelligent utilisation of energy
harvesting technology on a wider basis and to identify
potential projects that might meet those challenges. The
current approach is to develop electronics typically to
rectify the oscillatory charge produced by a piezoelectric
harvester and to store the resultant rectified signal on a
supercapacitor, battery or other storage material.
Equally problematic energy utilisation issues are
associated with other energy harvesting technologies
including thermoelectrics. In this one-day workshop we
aim to move beyond this traditional approach and to
explore some very new and innovative solutions and
concepts concerning efficient and useful utilisation of the
scavenged energy.

Keynote talks will be given by leaders in their fields
covering, efficient electronic rectification, a holistic
systems approach to energy harvesting, modelling of
complex electro-mechanical systems, low power and low
costs EH technology and more.

There will be an opportunity for delegates to give
2-minute elevator pitches and a number of round table
discussions to discuss the challenges facing materials
and systems in this technical area.

 
 

EMF 2011 European Meeting on Ferroelectricity
June 26 - July 2, 2011
Bordeaux University Campus, France

The European Meeting on Ferroelectricity is held every 4 years.

This will be the 12th issue of this meeting which over the years has merged the well established research on ferroelectric materials to the cutting edge advances in the field.

The scientific program will thus cover basic topics (theory and modelling, domains and domain walls, relaxors,....) and more recent extensions (novel multiferroics, integrated ferroelectrics, nano and size effects,....).

The breakthroughs in novel functionalities of ferroelectric materials and in advanced characterization will also be addressed.


 
 

ISAF-2011-PFM
Joint Conference, July 24-27, 2011
Vancouver, Canada

The 20th International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF-2011) will be held on July 24 – 27, 2011 in Vancouver, jointly with the International Symposium on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy & Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials (PFM-2011).

ISAF-2011 is part of a series of international conferences administrated by the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society of the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It is aimed to provide a forum to present and discuss the state-of-the-art developments in the field of ferroelectrics and related materials and their applications, including theory and modeling, materials preparation and characterization and device physics and processing. A special symposium will be devoted to relaxor-based high performance piezoelectric single crystals.

PFM-2011 will feature tutorials on the principles and applications of PFM to ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, as well as new areas of PFM applied to strongly correlated oxides and energy storage and conversion materials. In these systems, the local bias-strain coupling is mediated by Jahn-Teller distortions and oxygen or cationic vacancy diffusion, providing a sensitive measure of local dynamics. The recent advances in imaging of conventional ferroelectrics and polar materials as well as time and voltage spectroscopy of static and dynamic domain structures will be presented.

 
 

International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities ISIF 2011
July 31 - August 4, 2011
Cambridge, England

The International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics (ISIF) has been held every year since its creation in 1987, initially at two main sites (Colorado Springs and Monterrey in the USA), and in recent years opened to sites in Europe and Asia.

Considering the significant progress made in recent years on other memory technologies, besides FeRAMS, and the emergence of novel materials with multifunctionalities and integration into multifunctional devices, the general chairs in consultation with the scientific community, have now expanded the focus of ISIF to include the science and technology of other multifunctional materials and their integration, such as multiferroics, magnetic, phase and resistive change, hard (e.g., diamond) and soft (e.g., biomaterials) materials, which integrated with other oxides traditionally addressed in prior ISIF’s, provide a new vision for science & technology of what can be defined as the field of integrated functionalities. Accordingly, the Symposium is now named “International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities” in order to broaden its scope to address the scientific and technological paradigm shift towards inclusion of the exciting scientific topics and technologies involving several multifunctional materials, in addition to oxides for electronics as discussed above. The second symposium under this new title will be held in Cambridge (UK) and we hope to attract large and small companies beyond the field of integrated ferroelectrics, to invigorate the ISIF, with a vision to the future of multifunctional materials and devices.

 
 

X-ray & Neutron Scattering in Multiferroic and Ferroelectric Materials Research
23rd September 2011
NPL, Teddington, UK

Multiferroics and ferroelectrics are important classes of material for industrial application. This workshop will bring together experts from the multiferroics, magnetoelectrics and ferroelectrics communities with neutron and synchrotron facility users to present the latest developments in this field.

A discussion forum will be held to examine the experimental uncertainties around applying in situ electric, magnetic and stress fields in X-ray and neutron experiments, as well as wider issues in materials processing, crystal growth and sample preparation.

This event is being co-hosted by the XMaS Beamline at ESRF, which comprises a unique combination of instrumentation for high resolution and magnetic single crystal diffraction, and the Multifunctional Materials Group at NPL, whose expertise lies in the development of metrology in multiferroics, piezoelectrics and ferroelectrics. The event is co-sponsored by the UK's Institute of Physics (IOP Dielectrics Group) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3 Smart Materials and Systems Committee).

 
 

Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2011
14-17 November 2011
Boston, USA

Powering consumer electronics, sensors, vehicles & beyond
The World's largest event on the topic, with over 400 attendees and 40 exhibitors - co-located with Wireless Sensor Networks & RTLS.

What to Expect at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA 2011:

End user perspectives, requirements, case studies
Many World first announcements from suppliers
Hands-on demonstrations of some of the latest technologies
Application to building control, process automation, military and aerospace
How these electronics are impacting Healthcare, consumer electronics, media and textiles
Application to the smart grid and land, sea and air vehicles
New progress with thin film energy storage and ultra low power electronics
State of the art developments with energy harvesting from heat, light, motion, biological reactions and wireless power transfer



 
 

2011 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit
November 28 - December 2, 2011
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

The 2011 MRS Fall Meeting will host 47 technical symposia grouped into six broad topical clusters.
The complete technical program for each symposium is posted below:

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Symposium A: Material Challenges in Current and Future Nuclear Technologies
Symposium B: Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells
Symposium C:In Situ Studies of Solid-Oxide Fuel-Cell Materials
Symposium D: Sustainable Synthesis of Nanomaterials
Symposium E: Advanced Materials for Solar-Fuel Generation
Symposium F: Mobile Energy
Symposium G: Applications of Hierarchical 3D Structures
Symposium H: Organic Photovoltaic Devices and Processing
Symposium I: Fundamental Processes of Solar Harvesting in Excitonic Solar Cells
Symposium J: Photonic and Plasmonic Materials for Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance
Symposium K: Materials for High-Performance Photonics


FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

Symposium L: Topological Insulator Materials
Symposium M: Oxide Semiconductors─Defects, Growth, and Device Fabrication
Symposium N: Diamond Electronics and Biotechnology: Fundamentals to Applications V
Symposium O: Compound Semiconductors for Generating, Emitting, and Manipulating Energy
Symposium P: Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Materials
Symposium Q: Magnetoelectric Composites
Symposium R: Compliant Electronics and Photonics
Symposium S: Solution Processing of Inorganic and Hybrid Materials for Electronics and Photonics
Symposium T: Large-Area Processing and Patterning for Active Optical and Electronic Devices III
Symposium U: Charge Generation/Transport in Organic Semiconductor Materials
Symposium V: Multifunctional Polymer-based Materials
Symposium W: Phonons in Nanomaterials─Theory, Experiments, and Applications
Symposium Y: Advances in Energetic Materials Research


NANOMATERIALS

Symposium Z: Functional Metal-Oxide Nanostructures
Symposium AA: Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Related Nanostructures
Symposium BB: Functional Nanowires and Nanotubes
Symposium CC: Functional Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Metal-Hybrid Structures
Symposium DD: Transport Properties in Polymer Nanocomposites II
Symposium EE: Self Organization and Nanoscale Pattern Formation
Symposium FF: Mechanical Nanofabrication, Nanopatterning, and Nanoassembly
Symposium GG: Safety and Toxicity Control of Nanomaterials


BIOMATERIALS

Symposium HH: Bioelectronics─Materials, Properties, and Applications
Symposium II: BioMEMS─Materials and Devices
Symposium JJ: Nanofunctional Materials, Nanostructures, and Nanodevices for Cancer Applications
Symposium KK: Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration
Symposium LL: Synthetic and Biological Gels
Symposium MM: Micro- and Nanoscale Processing of Biomedical Materials
Symposium NN: Nucleation and Growth of Biological and Biomimetic Materials
Symposium OO: Multiscale Mechanics of Hierarchical Materials


MATERIALS EXPLORATION

Symposium PP: Three-Dimensional Tomography of Materials
Symposium QQ: Functional Imaging of Materials─Advances in Multifrequency and Multispectral Scanning Probe Microscopy and Analysis
Symposium RR: Dynamics in Confined Systems and Functional Interfaces
Symposium SS: Properties and Processes at the Nanoscale─Nanomechanics of Material Behavior
Symposium TT: Microelectromechanical Systems─Materials and Devices V
Symposium UU: Combinatorial and High-throughput Methods in Materials Science


GENERAL

Symposium X: Frontiers of Materials Research

 
 

2nd TYC WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL ON ENERGY MATERIALS
6-8 June 2012
King’s College London, London, UK

This workshop will bring together experimentalists, theorists and computational scientists working on charge transfer in a broad range of energy materials. The tutorial preceding the workshop will give an in-depth introduction to the topic, that should be particularly helpful for students, researchers in academia and industry.

All participants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a contributed talk or poster.

Registration will open 9th January 2012.

Topics covered
•Organic semiconducting materials
•Dye-sensitised solar cell materials
•Semiconducting oxides
•Thermoelectrics

Preliminary program
Wednesday 6th June Registration, Tutorial, Wine reception
Thursday 7th June Invited and contributed talks, Poster session
Friday 8th June Invited and contributed talks, Concluding remarks

Confirmed tutorial lecturers (in alphabetic order)
Gennadi Bersuker, Sematech, USA
Giulia Galli, University of California at Davies, USA
Abraham Nitzan, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel
Oleg Prezhdo, University of Rochester, USA
Peter Rossky, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Confirmed invited workshop speakers (in alphab

 
 

Actuator 12
18-20 June 2012
Bremen, Germany

International conference and exhibition on new actuators and drive systems.

Actuators 2012, the 13th International conference on new actuators and the 7th international exhibition on smart actuators and drive systems, will take place ijn Bremen, Germany on 18-20 June 2012.

More information, can be found at their website: www.actuator.de


 
 

ISAF-ECAPD 2012: 21st International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics and 11th European Conference on Applications of Polar Dielectrics
9-13 July 2012
Aveiro, Portugal

Joint conference ISAF-ECAPD 2012 is a forum to present and discuss the state-of-the-art developments in the field of ferroelectrics and related materials and their applications.
International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF)

ISAF is continuation of a series of international conferences sponsored by the Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society of the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It is aimed to providing a forum to present and discuss the state-of-the-art developments in the field of ferroelectrics and related materials and their applications, including theory and modeling, materials preparation and characterization, device physics and implementation. A special attetion will be devoted to the emerging materials and applications.
European Conference on the Applications of Polar Dielectrics (ECAPD)

ECAPD is the principal European and international forum where the latest research and technological advances in the field of polar dielectric materials are being presented and discussed. The objective of ECAPD-11 is to foster international and interdisciplinary exchange of information and cooperation among researchers in academia, research institutions, and industries, and to stimulate growth in the field of polar dielectric materials and applications.
International Symposium Piezoresponse Force Microscopy and Nanoscale Phenomena in Polar Materials (PFM)

PFM will feature tutorials on the principles and applications of PFM to ferroelectric and multiferroic materials, as well as new areas of PFM applied to strongly correlated oxides and energy storage and conversion materials. In these systems, the local bias-strain coupling is mediated by Jahn-Teller distortions and oxygen or cationic vacancy diffusion, providing a sensitive measure of local dynamics. The recent advances in imaging of conventional ferroelectrics and polar materials as well as time and voltage spectroscopy of static and dynamic domain structures will be presented.

 
 

PIEZO 2013 - Conference Update
17-20 March 2013
Hotel du Golf - Les Arcs 1800, France

The abstract submission deadline is now closed. A record number of abstracts were submitted and the organising team have selected those successfully to be given as oral and as poster presentations.

You will have received notification via email. Our final programme has 41 oral submissions, 16 posters and 5 invited speakers. The topics covered include material and application-related studies of electroceramics : advanced functional materials, new processing techniques & environmental issues and applications.

The detailed conference programme is now being finalised but will follow our traditional winter conference series timetable of sessions starting at 08h30 and finishing at 12h15, starting again at 16h30 and finishing at 19h in the evening. Our poster session will be held on 19th March from 18h00 to 19h00.

Two tutorials have been planned for Sunday 17th of March to run from 16h00 to 18h00. Our tentative plans include:
1. Energy harvesting devices : design and applications Guylaine Poulin UFRT
2. Semiconductors, interfaces or photoelectron spectroscopy Andreas Klein TUD

Piezo 2013 will be held in Les ARCS (France) on 17-20 March, 2013. The information is available at the PIEZO 2013 website: http://piezo2013.sciencesconf.org/

W. Wolny Honorary president of PIEZO 2013 conference
G. Feuillard president of the organizing commitee


Conference proceedings: We aim to provide full peer reviewed submission to the Journal ‘Advances in Applied Ceramics’ for selected papers.

Exhibition: A professionally organized exhibition will be run alongside the conference. This provides exhibitors an opportunity to present their newest instruments, materials, services and software to a highly selective group of scientists and engineers during the conference.

 
 

Energy Harvesting 2013
25th March 2013
Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD

The Energy Harvesting Network's annual one-day dissemination event:

• Talks from academics and industrialists on a variety of energy harvesting subjects:
o Thermoelectric devices: industrial devices and state of the art microfabrication
o Piezoelectric films for mechanical energy harvesting: from flexible PVDF to nanotechnologies
o Energy harvesting electronics and low energy systems
o Energy harvesting applications: civil infrastructure, aeronautic and rail.
• Demonstrations from companies and academia
• Postgraduate student posters

Further information about the event can be found at http://eh-network.org/events/eh2013.php or see the attached flyer.
The registration fee is GBP50, with a discounted rate of GBP25 available for academics. PhD students that bring and present a poster can attend for free (limited number of poster spaces available). There will be a GBP100 Amazon voucher best poster prize.

If you wish to register for the event, present a poster or are interested in a table-top exhibition/demonstration space please send an email to event@eh-network.org, specifying your name, email address and institution/company.




 
 

New capabilities to support industry through characterisation of MEMS-scale piezoelectric materials (Webinar)
12 June 2013
WEBINAR

PiezoMEMS is an exciting new technology area that supports many rapidly growing markets, with applications in inertial sensing, resonators, RF switches and energy harvesting amongst others. NPL has an internationally leading position in measurement science and technology to support these applications, particularly in tackling one critical challenge - that of using MEMS technology to match the measurement spatial resolution for direct piezoelectric measurements, to the length scales of these developing technologies.

This webinar will focus on the industrial measurement requirements for emerging PiezoMEMS technologies and the barriers faced by product developers in establishing online metrology for quality assurance in high volume commercial applications. The development of a MEMS-based tool for the d33 parameter will be presented, which provides a unique capability to accurately evaluate the functional properties of piezoelectric materials in micro-scale materials.

The webinar will be of interest to researchers and applications engineers looking to develop or simulate micro-scale piezoelectric functional devices, to those developing instrumentation, and to those developing piezoelectric materials.

This event will be led by Dr Jenny Wooldridge and Professor Markys Cain:

 
 

 

 
 
News in brief
 
 

11 Jan 2013
First Characterization of Pyroelectric Nanomaterials

11 Jan 2013
Tiny X-ray Source Uses Piezoelectricity to Generate Radiation

11 Jan 2013
GE unveils piezoelectric fan replacement technology

11 Jan 2013
Piezoelectric energy harvesting: Developments, challenges, future

26 Jul 2012
PRS Unveils the Piezo Guitar

 
 
 
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