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EMPIR electronics project contributes to published IEEE standard

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Improved power and material measurements will enable development of optimised, future-proof electronic devices 

Completed European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) project Metrology for advanced energy-saving technology in next-generation electronics applications (16ENG06, ADVENT) provided traceable measurements of power, power losses and emerging electronic materials properties, to aid the development of new materials and more efficient electronic components. The results will enable European industries to optimise devices and systems designed for 5G and Internet of Things applications requiring ultra-low power, more energy efficient operation. 

The project consortium contributed to published IEEE standard 1859-2017 IEEE Standard for Relaxor-Based Single Crystals for Transducer and Actuator Applications. The IEEE P1859 Working Group develops standards for piezoelectric single crystals. Such standards also include recommended practices for measuring the physical and electromechanical properties of these materials. The contribution of the EMPIR project consortium was to increase the understanding of committee members of the material properties described in the standard, as well as scientific contributions to the discussions within the working group

This standard covers the physical and electromechanical requirements for relaxor-based piezoelectric single crystals of lead magnesium niobate–lead titanate (PMN-PT) and lead zinc niobate–lead titanate (PZN-PT) solid solutions of perovskite structure, with poling along the crystallographic c-axis (i.e., the [001]-direction). These requirements are intended for fabrication into single plates, multilayer plate devices, and composites with other passive materials for use in medical, industrial, and military transducers, actuators, and sensors. Definitions of terms and recommended practices for measuring the physical and electromechanical properties of these materials are also included in this standard.

This EMPIR project was co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.


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