Dominique Certon

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A finite difference method was implemented to simulate capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (cMUTs) and compared to models described in the literature such as finite element methods. Similar results were obtained. It was found that one master curve described the clamped capacitance. We introduced normalized capacitance versus normalized bias(More)
A model is proposed to predict the electroelastic moduli of 0-3 connectivity piezo-composites from which parameters such as longitudinal wave velocity and thickness mode coupling factor can be deduced. The composite, a polymer loaded with ceramic particles, is represented by a unit cell, and a matrix manipulation is shown to be a practical way to perform a(More)
A model is developed for studying the acoustic behavior of a cMUT array. This model is based on separate calculations of the terms describing the behavior of a single cMUT on one hand, and those corresponding to acoustic mutual coupling on the other hand. The terms are combined into an equivalent circuit with matrix terms which displays only one degree of(More)
This paper deals with the influence of acousto-optic interactions on the displacement measurements performed over transducer array and their effects on the predicted diffraction field. Changes on the temporal/spatial responses and the plane wave decomposition of the displacement are discussed. Modifications made on the directivity pattern are shown. A(More)
A new hybrid finite-difference (FD) and pseudospectral (PS) method adapted to the modeling of piezoelectric transducers (PZTs) is presented. The time-dependent equations of propagation are solved using the PS method while the electric field induced in the piezoelectric material is determined through a FD representation. The purpose of this combination is to(More)
Plate waves inside the piezoelectric layer are much involved in the elements cross-coupling in transducer arrays for medical imaging. In this work, such waves are analyzed in 1-3 piezocomposite materials on the basis of conventional guided modes formalism in which the piezocomposite is considered as a homogeneous medium. Cross-coupling measurements have(More)
We report a fast time-domain model of fluid-coupled cMUTs developed to predict the transient response-i.e., the impulse pressure response--of an element of a linear 1-D array. Mechanical equations of the cMUT diaphragm are solved with 2-D finite-difference schemes. The time-domain solving method is a fourth--order Runge-Kutta algorithm. The model takes into(More)
In a recent publication [E. Filoux, S. Callé, D. Certon, M. Lethiecq, F. Levassort, Modeling of piezoelectric transducers with combined pseudospectral and finite-difference methods, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123 (6) (2008) 4165-4173], a new finite-difference/pseudospectral time-domain (FD-PSTD) algorithm was presented and used to model the generation of acoustic(More)
Ultrasound-mediated targeted therapy represents a promising strategy in the arsenal of modern therapy. Capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (cMUT) technology could overcome some difficulties encountered by traditional piezoelectric transducers. In this study, we report on the design, fabrication, and characterization of an ultrasound-guided(More)
In view of the maturity of fabrication processes for capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (cMUTs), engineers and researchers now need efficient and accurate modeling tools to design linear arrays according to a set of technological specifications, such as sensitivity, bandwidth, and directivity pattern. A simplified modeling tool was developed to(More)