dielectric crystal

dielectric crystal

[‚dī·ə′lek·trik ′krist·əl]
(electricity)
A crystal which is electrically nonconducting.
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Nearly all of these materials are dielectric crystals, and virtually all of the past applications have placed a premium upon the insulating nature of the crystal to achieve maximum operating Q values.
Table 4 lists features that distinguish devices using purely dielectric crystals [sup.
Table : ACOUSTIC WAVE STRUCTURES Dielectric Crystals (Quartz) stable - mechanically and environmentally piezoelectric - direct transduction between electronic and mechanical media temperature - zero temperature coefficient cuts high Q - low acoustic loss Semiconducting Crystals (GaAs) piezoelectric - semi-insulating integration - acoustics and electronics microelectronics - compatible digital-analog synergism