Monomorph actuator using twinned lithium tetraborate crystals

Ryuichi Komatsu, Hiroyuki Iizuka, Satoshi Uda

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A new type of monomorph actuator has been produced that uses twinned lithium tetraborate, a paraelectric piezo-crystal, to improve the hysteresis and creep in conventional actuators employing ferroelectric materials. Its characteristics have been examined in comparison with other actuators. The piezoelectric constant (d31) for this actuator is derived from measurements and compared with the calculated value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part II: Electronics (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Hysteresis
  • Linearity between applied voltage and displacement
  • Lithium tetraborate
  • Monomorph actuator
  • Paraelectric piezo-crystal
  • Piezoelectric constant (d31)
  • Twinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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