piezoelectric detector

piezoelectric detector

[pē¦ā·zō·ə′lek·trik di′tek·tər]
(engineering)
A seismic detector constructed from a stack of piezoelectric crystals with an inertial mass mounted on top and intervening metal foil to collect the charges produced on the crystal faces when the crystals are strained.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These large-area thermal sensors should generate far fewer image artefacts than conventional piezoelectric detectors, which are sensitive to the phase of the arriving ultrasound waves.