Material benefits

Excell, Jon
July 2003
Engineer (00137758);7/11/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7631, p39
Highlights a Department of Trade Industry (DTI) report which shows that Great Britain is keeping up with Japan in use of functional ceramics, a class of materials that can be used to form the basis of highly efficient solid-state actuators and sensors. Advantages of such materials; Piezoelectric compositions; Ferroelectric materials; Technology's most common use; Lessons that can be learned from DTI mission to Japan.


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