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This chapter considers the status of piezoelectric fiber composite fabrication. The description is focused on three topics, the preparation of sol—gel-derived PZT fiber/polymer composites as the first exciting development phase of piezoelectric fiber composites, the soft-mold method with high achievement potential for preparing designed composites and understanding the structure—property relationships, and finally the preparation of powder suspension-derived PZT fiber/polymer composites as the technologically advanced and commercialized process. The use of piezoceramic fibers allows for the fabrication of high-quality fiber composites, covering performance data that cannot be achieved by the conventional dice and fill technique.

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Acoustic Impedance Master Mold Electromechanical Property Spurious Mode IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectric Freq 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Schönecker
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  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and SystemsDresdenGermany

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