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11 Comparison of d33 relaxation for a 10 and 1 mm PC5H sample decrease, there was a slight rise at around 250 s before continuing the downward trend. Thus, there maybe two competing mechanism for stress relaxation at the high stresses in the thinner samples. 5 Calibration of System In the Berlincourt system there are two calibration points, the zero calibration, and the gain setting. The zero calibration is simply that the reading for a non piezoelectric material should be zero, and the calibration/correction is achieved by placing a non conducting sample in the system and checking that the reading is zero.

Direct Piezoelectric Measurement 43 Fig. 3 Schematic of force head The RMS signals are proportional to the d33 and the electronic control system must provide some means of calibration to return the correct value. Usually this is achieved by placing another reference calibration sample as the DUT and then the displayed value is adjusted to give the certified value of the calibration sample. The Berlincourt Method The use of the name ‘The Berlincourt Method’ is somewhat of a misnomer when referring to quasi-static measurement of the piezoelectric d33 coefficient using the direct effect, as the skeletal basis for the measurement schema was proposed in ‘Piezoelectric Ceramics’ by Jaffe et al.

Either the Root Mean Squared (RMS) values of these signals can be measured and divided to give d33 or the two signals could be divided electronically by using a differential amplifier and then the RMS value of this difference signal will be proportional to the d33 . Direct Piezoelectric Measurement 43 Fig. 3 Schematic of force head The RMS signals are proportional to the d33 and the electronic control system must provide some means of calibration to return the correct value. Usually this is achieved by placing another reference calibration sample as the DUT and then the displayed value is adjusted to give the certified value of the calibration sample.

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