About this Research Topic
Piezoelectrics, the typical smart materials, are essential components in a wide range of industrial and scientific applications, including non-destructive testing, energy harvesting, medical sensing and imaging. Typical piezoelectric materials include bulk ceramics, thin films, single crystals, polymers, composites, etc., which are used for a variety of devices such as ultrasound transducers, sensors and actuators. As a multiple disciplinary research, the piezoelectric materials and devices consists of a diversity of areas, including, the structural design, modeling, fabrication, characterization, integration, reliability characterization, and applications.
This Research Topic aims to publish original research papers studying the latest advances in the new piezoelectric materials and structures development, manufacturing process, piezoelectric devices and piezoelectric applications, and reviews that describe the current state of the art. The current state of this exciting research field will be presented, covering a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
• New piezoelectric materials: ceramics, thin films, single crystals, polymers, composites, 2-D materials, etc;
• Piezoelectric devices: sensors, actuators, transducers, energy harvesters, nanogenerators, piezotronics, and wearable devices;
• Piezoelectric fabrications: modeling, design, manufacturing, 3D printing;
• Piezoelectric applications: non-destructive testing, acoustic arrays and holograms, metamaterials, energy harvesting, soft robotics, wearable sensors, and healthcare applications.
Keywords: piezoelectric, material development, functional devices, structural design, manufacturing process
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