Amplification of acoustic waves in piezoelectric semiconductor shells

Jiashi Yang, Xiaomeng Yang, Joseph A. Turner

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Two-dimensional equations for multilayered shells of piezoelectric semiconductors are derived. The equations are used to analyze the propagation of torsional waves in a single-layered circular cylindrical shell of a piezoelectric semiconductor, and in a multilayered shell of nonconducting piezoelectrics and nonpiezoelectric semiconductors. Dispersion and dissipation due to semiconduction as well as wave amplification by a biasing DC electric field are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)613-621
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2005



  • Piezoelectricity
  • Semiconductor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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