IEEE Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Freq Control

  • A Photoacoustic Imaging Device Using Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers (PMUTs)
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    A linear piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducer (PMUT) array was fabricated and integrated into a device for photoacoustic imaging (PAI) of tissue phantoms. The PMUT contained 65 array elements, with each element having 60 diaphragms of $60~mu text{m}$ diameter and $75~mu text{m}$ pitch. A lead zirconate titanate (PZT) thin film was used as the piezoelectric layer. The in-air […]

  • Design, Modeling, and Experimental Evaluation of a Compact Piezoelectric <italic>XY</italic> Platform for Large Travel Range
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    A novel piezoelectric XY platform driven by a single actuator was presented for a large travel range and compact structure. The actuator operated at the inertial mechanism and moved the output platform step-by-step. A dynamic model of the piezoelectric actuator was established based on the Timoshenko beam theory and Galerkin procedure, which was used to aid the structure design. The dynamic model […]

  • IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Provides a listing of current staff, committee members and society officers. […]

  • New Combination of Magnet and Coil of Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer for Generating and Detecting Rayleigh Wave
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nondestructive testing for identifying defects on the surface of metal materials is important for industries and infrastructures. The Rayleigh wave is widely used for detecting these surface defects. For replacing piezoelectric transducers with electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) for the surface inspection of metal materials, this article proposes a new magnet and coil combination […]

  • Table of contents
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    Presents the table of contents for this issue of this publication. […]

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    Presents the front cover for this issue of the publication. […]

  • Modeling and Measurement of the Nonlinear Force on Nanoparticles in Magnetomotive Techniques
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Magnetomotive (MM) ultrasound (US) imaging is the identification of tissue in which magnetic nanoparticle tracers are present by detecting a magnetically induced motion. Although the nanoparticles have a magnetization that depends nonlinearly on the external magnetic field, this has often been neglected, and the presence of resulting higher harmonics in the detected motion has not been reported […]

  • The Demonstration of Additive Manufacture in Power Ultrasonic and Sonar Transducers
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Additive manufacture (AM) has been heralded as a disruptive technology with the potential to revolutionize manufacturing and transform how products are consumed. Within the power ultrasonic and sonar transducer domains, the capability of AM technologies to generate highly complex geometries could facilitate a step change in device performance, yet the usage of metallic additive manufactured parts […]

  • Regional Upstroke Tracking for Transit Time Detection to Improve the Ultrasound-Based Local PWV Estimation in Carotid Arteries
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is the most important index for quantifying the elasticity of an artery. The accurate estimation of the local PWV is of great relevance to the early diagnosis and effective prevention of arterial stiffness. In ultrasonic transit time-based local PWV estimation, the locations of time fiduciary point (TFP) in the upstrokes of the propagating pulse waves (PWs) are […]

  • Thermally Tunable Surface Acoustic Wave Cavities
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    We experimentally demonstrate the dynamical tuning of the acoustic field in a surface acoustic wave (SAW) cavity defined by a periodic arrangement of metal stripes on LiNbO3 substrate. Applying a dc voltage to the ends of the metal grid results in a temperature rise due to resistive heating that changes the frequency response of the device up to 0.3%, which can be used to control the acoustic […]

  • The Impact of Acoustic Clutter on Large Array Abdominal Imaging
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abdominal imaging suffers from a particularly difficult acoustic environment—targets are located deep and overlying tissue layers with varying properties generate acoustic clutter. Increasing array size can overcome the penetration and lateral resolution problems in ideal conditions, but how the impact of clutter scales with increasing array extent is unknown and may limit the benefits in […]

  • Comparison of Si<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub>&#x2013;SiO<sub>2</sub> and SiO<sub>2</sub> Insulation Layer for Zero-Bias CMUT Operation Using Dielectric Charging Effects
    Posted on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    In this letter, we report the characteristics of zero-bias capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) in various aspects, considering the transmission and reception sensitivity and evaluation of the long-term stability with ac transmission in immersion. The main idea of the zero-bias CMUT implementation is that the charge is injected by the dielectric charging effects in an […]