Multilayer electrostrictive element which withstands repeated application of pulses Patent #: 4523121
ApplicationNo. 06/873158 filed on 06/10/1986
US Classes:310/338, Force or pressure measuring type310/329, Including inertia type operator310/365, Electrode arrangement310/369Circular disc, ring, or cylinder
ExaminersPrimary: Budd, Mark O.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH01L 41/113 (20060101)
H01L 41/083 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1983-12-28 AT
AbstractIndividual single crystal elements stacked one above the other are aligned with their optical (Z) axes parallel to each other, and are provided with contact electrodes on opposite surfaces normal to their electrical (X) axes. Contact electrodes of the same polarity are conductively connected by two bridge electrodes that are applied to opposite sides of the assembled stack of individual crystal elements in the form of a conductive coating, and are provided with a lead leaving the sensor element. Contact electrodes of the opposite polarity are recessed in the vicinity of the bridge electrode serve the other polarity.