piezoelectricity

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pi·e·zo·e·lec·tric·i·ty

(pī'ĕ-zō-ē'lek-tris'i-tē),
Electric currents generated by pressure on certain crystals, for example, quartz, mica, calcite.
[G. piezō, to press, squeeze, + electricity]

piezoelectricity

(pe-a'zo-e-lek-tris?i-te) [? + elektron, amber]
Production of an electric current by application of pressure to certain crystals such as mica, quartz, or Rochelle salt.
See: triboluminescence
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The piezoelectrically actuated first stage works very well and ensures low leakage, which improves the efficiency of the servovalve.
Investigation of piezoelectrically generated synthetic jet flow, Journal of Visualization 12: 9-16.
The tag reader emits a radio wave pulse to IDT that is converted piezoelectrically into a nanoscale acoustic wave.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers developed a 'soft template infiltration' technique for fabricating free-standing piezoelectrically active ferroelectric nanotubes and other nanostructures from PZT - a material that is attractive because of its large piezoelectric response.
The [TD.sup.3] which has a 38 microneedle array attached is designed to integrate a thermopneumatically driven membrane which impulses the fluid through them and a pyramid shaped piezoelectrically driven microvalves integrated with the purpose of correcting the flow direction [4,7].
Both micromirror and piezoelectrically positioned switches are available in four- or eight-channel increments.
Transmission lines on ferrites with oppositely magnetized and self-magnetized ferrites show interesting behavior lower frequencies ace covered in a novel broadband transformed The session is rounded out in a paper describing a very low loss piezoelectrically controlled phase shifter
The target used in the Debris-free X-ray Source is a stream of water droplets produced using a piezoelectrically driven nozzle, with the drive circuitry synchronized to the laser trigger so that the laser pulse always hits a droplet on center.