Position sensitive element for hypervelocity microparticles using a piezoelectric plate

Takashi Miyachi*, Genei Kuraza, Atsushi Nagashima, Masayuki Fujii, Nobuyuki Hasebe, Naoyuki Yamashita, Ken ichi Nogami, Takeo Iwai, Hideo Ohashi, Hiromi Shibata, Shigeyuki Minami, Seiji Takechi, Toshiyuki Onishi, Grün Eberhard Grün, Ralf Srama, Nagaya Okada

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    The propagation of transverse waves generated acoustically in a piezoelectric element by colliding it with hypervelocity microparticles was studied. The propagation times were measured by a set of multiple electrodes on the surface of the element. The coordinates that the particles struck were determined by combining the propagation times and the velocity of the waves. By using the position-sensitive element, significant deviations between the prior indicated and actually measured orbits were observed. The potential of the present element as part of a steering system is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3772-3775
    Number of pages4
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
    Issue number5 PART 1
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 16


    • Hypervelocity collision
    • Piezoelectric detector
    • Position detector
    • PZT element
    • Space dust detector

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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