Ultrasound Transducer Array
An ultrasonic transducer array and method of making an ultrasonic transducer array. The array comprising a plurality of individual array elements made from a piezoelectric composite which is made from a plurality of individual piezoelectric segments; a passive filler between the piezoelectric segments; and, one or more electrodes for driving the array elements formed from the piezoelectric segments; wherein the spatial pattern of the piezoelectric segments of the piezoelectric composite defines one or more non-linear, irregular channels which separate the piezoelectric segments thereby minimising interaction between the individual array elements and minimising spurious modes in the ultrasound transducer array.
COCHRAN SANDY [GB]; DEMORE CHRISTINE [GB]; GARCIA-GANCEDO LUIS [GB]; BUTTON TIMOTHY [GB]; BAMBER JEFF [GB]
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