Testing of new ferroelectric elements custom engineered for explosively driven ferroelectric applications

S. L. Holt, J. T. Krile, D. J. Hemmert, W. S. Hackenberger, E. F. Alberta, J. W. Walter, J. C. Dickens, L. L. Altgilbers, A. H. Stults

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Abstract

Explosively driven ferroelectric generators (FEGs) are reliable, compact, high voltage sources that utilize high pressures to liberate charge trapped in the crystal structure of ferroelectric materials. For the active ferroelectric element most FEG designs use commercial lead zirconate-titanate (PZT) compositions designed for either precision actuators or naval sonar transducers. However, the material properties that are important in FEG applications are not the same material properties for which these materials have been designed to maximize. FEG designs utilizing these commercial materials are performance limited by high voltage breakdown, mechanical failure and low energy densities. TRS Technologies inc. has produced a new series of ferroelectric elements designed specifically for FEG applications. HEM Technologies has performed dielectric strength and shock compression experiments on these new materials to evaluate their performance in comparison to existing commercially available materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPPPS-2007
Subtitle of host publicationPulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Pages1177-1180
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventPPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2007Jun 22 2007

Publication series

NamePPPS-2007 - Pulsed Power Plasma Science 2007
Volume2

Conference

ConferencePPPS-2007: Pulsed Power and Plasma Science 2007, The 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference and The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period06/17/0706/22/07

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