piezo effect


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Noun1.piezo 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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One solution is the harvesting of kinetic energy or ambient vibrations to self-power micro-circuits found in various low-power applications by utilizing the piezo and reverse piezo effect.
Tantalum and Niobium Oxide capacitors are generally used for coupling between amplifiers because they have no piezo effect. The piezo effect is a negative feature in some types of capacitors (such as MLCCs) and can degrade signal integrity.