piezoelectric crystal


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piezoelectric crystal

[pē¦ā·zō·ə′lek·trik ′krist·əl]
(solid-state physics)
A crystal which exhibits the piezoelectric effect; used in crystal loudspeakers, crystal microphones, and crystal cartridges for phono pickups.
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This study focused on microbalances based on piezoelectric crystals, where a decrease of the resonance frequency is correlated to the mass accumulated on its surface.
com/research/4ca442/the_2011_import_an) has announced the addition of the "The 2011 Import and Export Market for Parts of Diodes, Transistors, and Similar Semiconductor Devices Including Photosensitive Devices; Light-Emitting Diodes; and Mounted Piezoelectric Crystals in North America & the Caribbean" report to their offering.
Xu and colleagues generate hydrogen using a new variation on piezoelectric crystals - materials that generate a voltage when strained and which are being investigated as a way to generate electricity from movement.
X rays revealed a specific atomic arrangement in piezoelectric crystals that may explain their unusual degree of expansion when they are zapped by an electric field (159: 167 (*)).
Each rail apparently hosted strips of piezoelectric crystals at its end, capable of generating a current when compressed by the frame such that motion, by the user or the movement of the phone, generates electricity.
Piezo-electronic actuators are switching elements utilizing the specific behavior of piezoelectric crystals.
The Company's products are designed on various wafer substrates including compound semiconductor materials such as gallium arsenide (GaAs) and piezoelectric crystals such as lithium tantalate (LiTaO3).
He recommends placing piezoelectric crystals under the asphalt that convert vibration into electricity, which would help to harvest energy from passing vehicles.
The innovation is based on the development of piezoelectronic actuators, which are switching elements utilizing the specific behavior of piezoelectric crystals.
In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following technologies: Piezoelectric materials such as piezoceramics, piezocomposites, piezopolymers and piezoelectric crystals, as well as piezoelectric devices.
The INA121 is used for boosting the output of transducers in industrial applications such as high resistance temperature RTDs and pressure bridges, capacitive bridges, piezoelectric crystals, and thermocouples using large input resistors for filtering.