I'm attempting to produce my own piezoelectric ceramic materials.
I wish to manufacture half dollar size x 1/4" thick ceramics which are kiln fired at just under 1020 degrees Fahrenheit while exposed to a 2000 V/mm linear uniform electric field. Applications of this sort are carried out in the semiconductor industry - I'm trying to do something similar with home manufactured or assembled equipment.
I am looking for information and/or advice on how to achieve this. I am seeking details of appropriate wire sizes and spacings and of circuit diagrams and components suited to achieving the above described result. Information on suppliers of any specialist parts would also be welcome.
I would like to be able to place a half dozen or more discs in the oven at a time, so to achieve a uniform electric field it would ideally would need to cover the entire inside of the oven.
My understanding is that semiconductor industry solutions utilise a parallel plate capacitor and with the thin ceramics used, they seem to need close proximity of the parallel plates. I understand that it is preferable to have the probes make contact with the ceramic material.
Any information on how I can implement such a system on an amateur/ DIY basis would be welcome.
This is for half dollar size x 1/4" thick ceramics. I need wire sizes and components and schematics or suppliers for the outlined specs. I would like to be able to place a half dozen or more discs in the oven at a time so the electrical field ideally would be the entire inside of the oven. The temperature in the oven will be just under 1020 degrees farenheit. This is typically done in the semiconductor industry with a parallel plate capacitor and with thin ceramics yielding close proximity of the parallel plates. It is advised to have the probes make contact with the ceramic material. Thanks