piezoelectric effect

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piezoelectric effect

(paɪˌiːzəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ) or


(General Physics) physics
a. the production of electricity or electric polarity by applying a mechanical stress to certain crystals
b. the converse effect in which stress is produced in a crystal as a result of an applied potential difference
piˌezoeˈlectrically adv

pi·e·zo·e·lec·tric effect

The generation of an electric charge in certain nonconducting materials, such as quartz crystals and ceramics, when they are subjected to mechanical stress (such as pressure or vibration), or the generation of vibrations in such materials when they are subjected to an electric field.
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Noun1.piezoelectric effect - 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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Subsequently in 1881, the converse piezoelectric effect [2] was proven, using fundamental thermodynamic principles.
Piezoelectric pressure sensor works on piezoelectric effect, and is also known as Strain gauge pressure sensor.
The piezoelectric effect in this material had previously been predicted theoretically.
A couple of years ago, Wang's team at the Georgia Institute of Technology was working on a miniature generator based on an energy phenomenon called the piezoelectric effect, which is electricity resulting from pressure.
They rigorously derive the equation governing the piezoelectric effect of a material, and along the way establish a number of fundamental properties of the Kohn-Sham map.
The piezoelectric effect is the generation of electric power in proportion to the strain produced when pressure is applied to certain materials, used in impact/vibration sensors.
The piezoelectric effect induced by digoxin mediated sodium potassium ATPase inhibition can generate cellular succussion and the molecular electromagnetic traces can get stored in electric dipoles of water.
The piezoelectric actuator is based on the piezoelectric effect that consists in the variations of the dimensions of a body subjected to an electric voltage.
The piezoelectric effect occurs in materials where an externally applied elastic strain causes a change in electric polarization producing a charge and a voltage across the material.
The principle of ultrasonic welding for thermoplastic material forms the basis whereby line voltage is first converted into an ultrasonic frequency and secondly into mechanical vibrations by using the reverse piezoelectric effect.
The piezoelectric effect has a wide range of applications ranging from everyday items such as watches, motion sensors and precise positioning systems.
The piezoelectric effect already finds wide applications in many devices, such as the ignition source for cigarette lighters and for igniting propane-barbecues through the push-start process, as well as in several types of scientific instruments.