Investigation on recent quartz-like materials for SAW applications
Abbreviated Journal Title
IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control
Acoustics; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Recent progress in growing and characterizing quartz-like materials of the trigonal system class 32 has been reported by several groups. The promising perspective for bulk acoustic wave frequency control applications indicates the potentiality of employing these materials for SAW applications as well. This paper reports results of investigations focused on SAW orientations of langasite (LGS), gallium phosphate (GaPO4), and langanite (LGN), both singly and doubly rotated cuts. Among the characteristics explored, major attention is paid to the temperature coefficient of delay (TCD), the electromechanical coupling coefficient (K-2), and the power flow angle (PFA). Contour graphs are plotted based on our calculated results and show the regions in space in which low TCD and high K-2 can be obtained; they also exhibit the associated PFA and phase velocity characteristics. The influence of different sets of material constants is addressed. The spatial investigation performed shows that there are promising orientation regions in these materials at which zero or reduced TCD (<10 ppm/degrees C) and PFA are obtained. Additional attractive characteristics for SAW applications have been observed: values of K-2 a few times higher than the K-2 Of quartz ST-X, thus finding applications in larger bandwidth devices; variation of the TCD with respect to temperature, which is comparable to the variation found for quartz ST-X and less than that for zero TCD Li2B4O7 cuts like 45 degrees X-Z and (0 degrees 78 degrees 90 degrees); and phase velocity values circa 13 to 26% smaller than the phase velocity of quartz ST-X, thus allowing a reduction in size for intermediate frequency device applications.
Ieee Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control
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