Ultrasonic Transduction & Sensors

Transduction theme

The "Transduction & Ultrasonic Sensors" theme focuses on the development and optimization of transducers and ultrasonic sensors for characterization and non-destructive testing. It is broken down into 2 parts.

The "Transduction" component concerns the development of interdigital transducers to generate surface or guided ultrasonic waves over a wide frequency range (20-300 MHz). This solution allows, via these remote IDT transducers, to characterize surfaces without altering them and to consider characterizations of fragile or transparent surfaces. Given the wide range of frequencies available, it is possible to characterize certain properties (thickness, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, porosity, residual stresses, etc.) of coatings and thin films of various thicknesses (5 nm to 20 mm).

Contact : Pr Marc Duquennoy, @email

Some publications :

  1. Dimensional and mechanical characterization of metallic thin films based on the measurement of surface acoustic waves dispersion with slant stack transform
    KADI T., DUQUENNOY M., FALL D., SMAGIN N., PIWAKOWSKI B., OUAFTOUH M., JENOT F.
    Meas. Sci. Technol. 31, 10 (2020) 105009, 10 pages (available online May 20, 2020; published October 2020)
    doi: 10.1088/1361-6501/ab94fe
  2. Effective and rapid technique for temporal response modeling of surface acoustic wave interdigital transducers
    FALL D., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., PIWAKOWSKI B., JENOT F.
    Ultrasonics 82 (2018) 371-378 (available online September 27, 2017; published January 2018)
    doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2017.09.018
  3. Non-destructive characterization of surfaces and thin coatings using a large-bandwidth interdigital transducer
    FALL D., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., SMAGIN N., PIWAKOWSKI B., JENOT F.
    Rev. Sci. Instrum. 89, 12 (2018) 124901, 9 pages (available online December 26, 2018; published December 2018)
    doi: 10.1063/1.5045213
  4. Optimization of interdigital transducers for the generation of surface acoustic waves over a large bandwidth (20-125 MHz)
    FALL D., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., SMAGIN N., PIWAKOWSKI B., JENOT F.
    Sense. Actuator A-Phys. 273 (2018) 303-310 (available online March 3, 2018; published April 15, 2018)
    doi: 10.1016/j.sna.2018.03.002
  5. Optimization of SAW-type surface wave ultrasonic sensors for ultrasonic SHM
    TAKPARA R., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., COURTOIS C., JENOT F., RGUITI M.
    Res. Nondestruct. Eval. 29, 2 (2018) 61-77 (available online November 7, 2016; published April 2018)
    doi: 10.1080/09349847.2016.1252870
  6. Generation of broadband surface acoustic waves using a dual temporal-spatial chirp method  FALL D., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., SMAGIN N., PIWAKOWSKI B., JENOT F. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 142, 1 (2017) EL108-EL112, doi: 10.1121/1.4994676
  7. Optimization of PZT ceramic IDT sensors for health monitoring of structures  TAKPARA R., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., COURTOIS C., JENOT F., RGUITI M. Ultrasonics 79 (2017) 96-104, doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2017.04.007
  8. [Review] Sol-gel-processed hybrid silica-PDMS layers for the optics of high-power laser flux systems  COMPOINT F., FALL D., PIOMBINI H., BELLEVILLE P., MONTOUILLOUT Y., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., JENOT F., PIWAKOWSKI B., SANCHEZ C. J. Mater. Sci. 51, 11 (2016) 5031-5045, doi: 10.1007/s10853-016-9825-7
  9. Surface acoustic wave characterization of optical sol-gel thin layers  FALL D., COMPOINT F., DUQUENNOY M., PIOMBINI H., OUAFTOUH M., JENOT F., PIWAKOWSKI B., BELLEVILLE P., AMBARD C. Ultrasonics 68 (2016) 102-107, doi: 10.1016/j.ultras.2016.02.006
  10. Development of interdigital sensors for structure control  TAKPARA R., FALL D., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., COURTOIS C., RGUITI M., GONON M., MAURYE N., MARTIC G., LARDOT V., SERONVEAUX L., HALLEUX J., PÉLEGRIS C., GUESSASMA Leb. Sci. J. 16, 1 (2015) 69-80, http://www.cnrs.edu.lb/info/LSJ2015/No1/no1-2015.html
  11. Characterization of micrometric and localized residual stresses on amorphous materials using dispersion of surface acoustic waves  DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., DEBOUCQ J., LEFEBVRE J.E., JENOT F., OURAK M. Adv. Mater. Res. 996 (2014) 392-397 (published august 11, 2014), doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.996.392
  12. Characterization of micrometric and superficial residual stresses using high frequency surface acoustic waves generated by interdigital transducers 
    DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., DEBOUCQ J., LEFEBVRE J.E., JENOT F., OURAK M. 
    J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 134, 6 (2013) 4360-4371 (published December 2013), http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4826176   
  13. Influence of a superficial field of residual stress on the propagation of surface waves - Applied to the estimation of the depth of the superficial stressed zone 
    DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., DEBOUCQ J., LEFEBVRE J.E., JENOT F., OURAK M. 
    Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 23 (2012) 234104-1-3 (published December 5, 2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4768434
  14. Development of interdigital transducer sensors for non-destructive characterization of thin films using high frequency Rayleigh waves 
    DEBOUCQ J., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., JENOT F., CARLIER J., OURAK M. 
    Rev. Sci. Instrum., 82, 6 (2011) 064905-1-7 (published June 27, 2011), http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3600797

Second, The "transduction" component also focuses on the development of single or multi-element high-frequency (HF) piezoelectric transducers (acoustic lenses 50-200MHz, Fig. A) and PMUT (Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers beyond 20 MHz, Fig. B) type arrays. Acoustic lenses, by integrating electronics and optics, will be used for photo-acoustic imaging in biomedicine. The PMUTs are intended for high-resolution ultrasound imaging (in 3D real-time) for medical diagnosis or nondestructive testing.

Contact : Dr Wei Jiang Xu, @email

Thematic Ultrasonic Sensors

The "Ultrasonic Sensors" component mainly concerns the development of interdigital SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) sensors sensitive to different characteristics such as, for example, the monitoring of humidity and pressure at high temperatures and under severe conditions. For example, in the European interreg project CUBISM, the applications concern the in situ monitoring of refractory concrete (civil engineering). Research is also conducted to make these sensors flexible and / or autonomous and wireless communication.

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Contact : Pr Marc Duquennoy, @email

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Some publications

  1. A lead-free non-ferroelectric piezoelectric glass-ceramic for high temperature surface acoustic wave devices
    DUPLA F., RENOIRT M.S., GONON M., SMAGIN N., DUQUENNOY M., MARTIC G., ERAUW J.P.
    J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 40, 11 (2020) 3759-3765 (available online January 22, 2020; published September 2020) doi: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2020.01.051
  2. Development of Surface Acoustic Wave pressure sensors for monitoring concrete structures ALHOUSSEINI H., DUQUENNOY M., COURTOIS C., OUAFTOUH M., SMAGIN N., RIVART F., POORTEMAN M., GONON M., MATRIC G., RGUITI M., PELIGRIS C. FA2020, Acousticum 2020, December 7-11, Lyon, 2020 
  3. Sensitivity range optimization of surface acoustic wave humidity ultrasonic sensors incorporating a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) layer
    NDAO S., DUQUENNOY M., COURTOIS C., OUAFTOUH M., RGUITI M., SMAGIN N.
    Proceedings of 18th IEEE Sensors Conference, IEEE SENSORS 2019, Montreal, Canada, October 27-30, 2019, Session B2P-H - Acoustic & Ultrasonic Sensors III, paper 1141, 4 pages, ISBN 978-1-7281-1635-8; e-ISBN 978-1-7281-1634-1
    doi: 10.1109/SENSORS43011.2019.8956596
  4. Surface acoustic wave generation and propagation on polar glass-ceramic for high temperature sensors
    DUPLA F., RENOIRT M.S., GONON M., SMAGIN N., DUQUENNOY M., MARTIC G., RGUITI M.
    Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII, TRANSDUCERS 2019 & EUROSENSORS XXXIII, Berlin, Germany, June 23-27, 2019, paper M3P.113, 1921-1924, ISBN 978-1-5386-8105-3; e-ISBN 978-1-5386-8104-6, doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808519
  5. High temperature piezoelectric glass-ceramics for SAW sensors
    GONON M., DUPLA F., RENOIRT M.S., SMAGIN N., DUQUENNOY M., MARTIC G.
    Proceedings of 16th European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics, CIEC16, Torino, Italy, September 9-11, 2018, 35-38, ISBN 9788885745216, https://iris.polito.it/bitstream/11583/2721535/1/Proceedings_CIEC16_21_12_2018.pdf#page=38
  6. New optical approach of SAW delay line characterization   DJOUMI L., SMAGIN N., VANOTTI M., FALL D., HERTH E., DUQUENNOY M., OUAFTOUH M., BLONDEAU-PATISSIER V., JENOT F.  30th Eurosensors Conference, EUROSENSORS XXX, Budapest, Hungary, September 4-7, 2016, paper TL.THE-1-8109, Procedia Engineering 168 (2016) 838-843, doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.11.286

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