- PZT-based compounds
PZT-based compounds (Pb [ZrxTi1-x] O3 where 0
lead zirconium titanate) are ceramic perovskitematerials that develop a piezoelectriceffect, a voltagedifference across two of its facets when highly compressed.
PZT-based compounds are composed of the chemical elements
leadand zirconiumand the chemical compound titanatewhich are combined under extremely high temperatures. A mechanical filteris then used to filter out the particulates.
PZT-based compounds are primarily used in the manufacturing of
ultrasound transducers. A secondary use is in the manufacturing of ceramic capacitorsand chips.
Lead zirconium titanate
* [http://www.efunda.com/materials/piezo/material_data/matdata_output.cfm?Material_ID=PZT-5A PZT Material properties]
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