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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Piezoelectric crystals have become a very common motion-control device in systems that require very small deflections.
Self-assembled monolayer-based piezoelectric crystal immunosensor for the quantification of total human immunoglobulin E.
The performance of the wire sensor is almost comparable to that of a conventional piezoelectric crystal accelerometer.
The lengths of the piezoelectric crystals determine the fundamental frequency of oscillation.
A variation of this device uses piezoelectric crystal switches in place of mechanical switches.
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More recently, ethylenediamine tartrate, a piezoelectric crystal, was grown by Bell Labs, but it developed warts.
92), might consider a piezoelectric crystal as a point-source speaker.
A piezoelectric crystal vibrates when an alternating voltage is applied to it, and almost all of the energy given to the material is converted into mechanical motion.
"The results obtained in this study," the researchers say, "demonstrate that a piezoelectric crystal coated with a specific antibody could be used as an analytical tool in gas-phase analysis."