piezoelectric crystal


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piezoelectric crystal

(paɪˌiːzəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk)
n
(General Physics) a crystal, such as quartz, that produces a potential difference across its opposite faces when under mechanical stress. See also piezoelectric effect
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Noun1.piezoelectric crystal - a crystal that can be used as a transducer
crystal - a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
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Guided by this philosophy, Alpinion focuses on the development and production of ultrasound including diagnostic ultrasound, therapeutic HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound), and advanced piezoelectric crystal and single-crystal transducer technology.
SAW sensors consist of a piezoelectric crystal, which can withstand higher temperatures than silizium based RFID-tags.
Unlike Aoyagi's previous attempts to mimic a mosquito's bite, each of these parts is driven by tiny motors based on lead zirconium titanate (PZT) - a piezoelectric crystal that expands very slightly when you apply an alternating voltage.
Those oscillations, in turn, stress the piezoelectric crystal and produce the voltage.
Just as increasing the mass hanging from a spring will change the resonant frequency of the spring, the added mass of molecules on the QCM affects the resonant frequency of the piezoelectric crystal.
In this technology, the usual structure is composed of the array of nozzles, each of which has its piezoelectric crystal.
Self-assembled monolayers as the coating in a quartz piezoelectric crystal immunosensor to detect salmonella in aqueous solution.
In the future, this will, hopefully, constitute a cheap, yet not less effective, substitute to the classical piezoelectric crystal sensor.
On another front, the research team has developed a reusable piezoelectric crystal biosensor for determining toxic amines in seafood.
This instrument is similar to the PUCO in that it too utilizes a torsional piezoelectric crystal coupled to a quartz rod but it has a different working principle.
Electromechanical fence disturbance sensors use piezoelectric crystal devices, or geophones, mounted directly to either the fence fabric or fence