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Title: Assessment of material properties of gallium orthophosphate piezoelectric elements for development of phased array probes for continuous operation at 580 degrees C
Authors: Kostan, M
Mohimi, A
Nageswaran, C
Kappatos, V
Cheng, L
Gan, T-H
Wrobel, L
Selcuk, C
Keywords: Phased array;Remote Sensing
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Citation: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 108: 012008, (2016)
Abstract: In this paper, the thickness extension mode gallium orthophosphate single crystal elements were characterised using the impedance analyser. Impedance characteristics of piezoelectric elements were investigated at temperatures from 25°C up to 580°C at first and then at a constant temperature of 580°C for a period of 25 days. The resonant and anti-resonant frequencies extracted from the impedance characteristics, capacitance (measured at 1 kHz), density and dimensions of the gallium orthophosphate elements were used to calculate electromechanical, piezoelectric and elastic properties of these elements at high temperatures as a function of time. The tested gallium orthophosphate elements proved to possess very stable efficiency and sensing capability when subjected to high temperature. The results are very encouraging for proceeding with development of phased array probes using gallium orthophosphate, for inspection and condition monitoring of high temperature pipelines in power plants at a temperature up to 580°C.
ISSN: 1757-8981
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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