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Screen printable polymer piezoelectrics

Thomas Papakostas (Thomas Papakostas is Researcher in polymer thick‐film sensors and hybrid microsystems in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK)
Neil White (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK)

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

Abstract

The use of polymer thick‐film technology for the implementation of piezoelectric sensors opens up the way towards the low‐cost production of piezoelectric sensing devices. A novel polymer thick‐film piezoelectric paste is presented and compared with other piezoelectric materials. The main advantages of these films are the low processing temperature, their flexibility and the ease of creating patterns with feature sizes as small as 200μm. Various applications are proposed demonstrating the potential of these screen printable polymer piezoelectrics.

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Papakostas, T. and White, N. (2000), "Screen printable polymer piezoelectrics", Sensor Review, Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 135-138. https://doi.org/10.1108/02602280010319222

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