Piezoelectric ceramic materials are ionically bonded and consist of atoms with positive and negative charges, called ions. These ions occupy positions in specific repeating units (called unit cells). If a unit cell is non-centro symmetric, i.e. lacking a centre of symmetry, then the application of a stress produces a net movement of the positive and negative ions with respect to each other and results in an electric dipole or polarisation.
The degree of polarisation is dependent upon the stress and whether tensile or compressive stresses are applied affects the charge produced. The dipoles, which are present due to the non-centro symmetric structure, form domains that are regions where neighbouring dipoles have the same alignment.
Initially the domains are randomly oriented (see figure on the left) and there is no overall polarisation of the ceramic and therefore it exhibits I no piezoelectric effect. By applying heat and a strong DC field the domains are subjected to 'poling', causing the domains that are nearly aligned to the field to grow at the expense of those at differing alignments. After cooling to room temperature and removing the DC field, the domains are 'locked' resulting in an overall alignment and the material is now piezoelectric.
Scope of the Report:
The market for Lead Magnesium Niobate (PMN) held the largest share of the piezoelectric materials market owing to their high piezoelectric sensitivity and ability to acquire desired shapes and sizes. Currently, the most widely used piezoelectric ceramic material is PMN. It is used in a variety of applications, including medical, industrial, and automotive.
In the global piezoelectric devices market, APAC held the highest share in 2015. Globally, the largest amount of research on piezoelectric materials and devices is undertaken in Japan. Several experiments on microscale applications of piezoelectric technology have been carried out in Japan, including the usage of this technology in floors of train stations to generate electricity. Owing to this, the market in APAC is expected to grow at the highest rate in the coming years.
Global giant manufactures mainly distributed in Europe. The manufacturers in Japan have a long history and unshakable status in this field. Manufacturers such as MURATA and TDK have relative higher level of product’s quality. As to British, MORGAN has become as a global leader. In Germany, CeramTec leads the technology development. Most of Chinese manufactures locate in Jiangsu, Guangdong and Zhejiang province.
The worldwide market for Piezoelectric Ceramics is expected to grow at a CAGR of roughly 4.0% over the next five years, will reach 9850 million US$ in 2024, from 7780 million US$ in 2019, according to a new study.
This report focuses on the Piezoelectric Ceramics in global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.
Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers
Yuhai Electronic Ceramic
Market Segment by Regions, regional analysis covers
North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia etc.)
Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)
Market Segment by Type, covers
Lead zinc titanates(PZT)
Lead titanate (PT)
Lead magnesium niobate (PMN)
Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into
Industrial & Manufacturing
Information & Telecommunication
The content of the study subjects, includes a total of 15 chapters:
Chapter 1, to describe Piezoelectric Ceramics product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market driving force and market risks.
Chapter 2, to profile the top manufacturers of Piezoelectric Ceramics, with price, sales, revenue and global market share of Piezoelectric Ceramics in 2017 and 2018.
Chapter 3, the Piezoelectric Ceramics competitive situation, sales, revenue and global market share of top manufacturers are analyzed emphatically by landscape contrast.
Chapter 4, the Piezoelectric Ceramics breakdown data are shown at the regional level, to show the sales, revenue and growth by regions, from 2014 to 2019.
Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to break the sales data at the country level, with sales, revenue and market share for key countries in the world, from 2014 to 2019.
Chapter 10 and 11, to segment the sales by type and application, with sales market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2014 to 2019.
Chapter 12, Piezoelectric Ceramics market forecast, by regions, type and application, with sales and revenue, from 2019 to 2024.
Chapter 13, 14 and 15, to describe Piezoelectric Ceramics sales channel, distributors, customers, research findings and conclusion, appendix and data source.