electrostriction transducer

electrostriction transducer

[i¦lek·trō′strik·shən tranz′dü·sər]
(engineering acoustics)
A transducer which depends on the production of an elastic strain in certain symmetric crystals when an electric field is applied, or, conversely, which produces a voltage when the crystal is deformed. Also known as ceramic transducer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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