Influence of Media Loss on Semi-Passive Piezoelectric Sound Insulation
Piezoelectric material shunted with negative capacitance can be used to insulate sound theoretically. But sound insulation of the system is limited by many factors. The dielectric and mechanical loss of the piezoelectric system deteriorate seriously the ability at some frequencies. According to the ideal electric elements formulas, the capacitance has imaginary part because of the loss. It has important influence on sound insulation ability. If a series resistance is introduced into the shunting circuit to form the imaginary part to compensate the loss, it is dependent on frequency. Sound insulation would be increased only in narrow band, and at some frequencies the system with the shunting circuit even becomes unstable.
Ran Chen and Wenli Yao
W. Q. Zhang et al., "Influence of Media Loss on Semi-Passive Piezoelectric Sound Insulation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 230-232, pp. 1181-1184, 2011