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Meet us at Eurosensors 2010 in Linz

InSensor will present new results on high performance piezoelectric thick films at the Eurosensors XXIV in Linz, Austria

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Meet us at Electroceramics XII in Trondheim

The presentation will be given by Karsten Hansen on June 15 in session Piezoelectric materials III and the title is, Focused high frequency lead-free transducers based on piezoelectric thick films

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Meet us at IDTechEx Energy Harvesting & Storage Europe in Munich

The presentation will be given by Dr. Tomasz Zawada on May 27 and the title is, High Coupling Piezoelectric Thick Film Materials

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Thick films

The technology offered by InSensor® is the integration between ceramic PZT thick films and various substrates. The know-how is related to the compatibility between the substrates the electrodes and the active film. The substrates that we have focused on so far are used in many applications in for example in the electronics industry:

  • Silicon: used in MEMS applications
  • Alumina: a popular and inert substrate in the electronics industry
  • Porous ceramic: used for high frequency transducers due to the acoustic properties of the material
  • Stainless steel: low-cost substrate with mechanical properties suited for certain applications
  • LTCC: highly versatile technology which is used for packaging solutions and for devices working in harsh environments

Due to many years of experience with materials and processes, InSensor® may also be able to integrate the PZT thick film technology with other substrates when the specific challenges associated to a new task call for it.

SEM micrograph of the cross section of a thick film on a silicon substrate taken at DTU Nanotech, Denmark.

Cross section of a PZT thick film