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 (pē-ā′zō-ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē, pī-ē′-)
The generation of electricity or of electric polarity in dielectric crystals subjected to mechanical stress, or the generation of stress in such crystals subjected to an applied voltage.

pi·e′zo·e·lec′tric, pi·e′zo·e·lec′tri·cal adj.
pi·e′zo·e·lec′tri·cal·ly adv.


(paɪˌi zoʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-, piˌeɪ zoʊ-)

electricity or electric polarity produced in certain nonconducting crystals, as quartz, when subjected to pressure or strain.
[1890–95; < Greek piéz(ein) to press + -o- + electricity]
pi•e`zo•e•lec′tric (-ɪˈlɛk trɪk) adj.
pi•e`zo•e•lec′tri•cal•ly, adv.
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Noun1.piezoelectricity - electricity produced by mechanical pressure on certain crystals (notably quartz or Rochelle salt); alternatively, electrostatic stress produces a change in the linear dimensions of the crystal
electricity - a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
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The phenomenological model of the nonlinear Duffing is appropriate to study the nonlinear response of the piezoelectric transducer, which actuates liquid with micro/nanoparticles.
For the detection ofan acoustic signal microphone is used in gas phase whereas, in condensed phases piezoelectric transducer can be applied as a detector.
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This technology conditions the AC (alternating current) from a piezoelectric transducer, such as that licensed from the University of Michigan, for the efficient conversion into DC (direct current).
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Hence, in our early study, a range hood was proposed to switch its exhaust velocity to a proper level according to the detection of cooking fumes completed by a sensitive piezoelectric transducer in order to reduce the running noise (Liu and Young 2002).
However, the difficulty with using a piezoelectric transducer to drive a loudspeaker diaphragm is that it acts as a displacement device, whereas what is required for flat-panel speakers is a velocity device (traditional coil-driven speakers use an acceleration device).
The ultrasonic wave source is a small conical piezoelectric transducer (designed as an acoustic emission sensor), and the displacement detector is a low power (1 mW) laser interferometer of special design.
Piezoelectric transducer are ideal to measure dynamic forces, and cannot measure real static forces because the charge generated due to ah static force decays and can only be measured temporarily.
2 Farad ultra-high-capacity, energy-storage capacitors, which provide power to the tag, a circular inductive coil used to recharge the tag, and a piezoelectric transducer for transmitting data acoustically and high and low pass filters.