News tagged with piezoelectric effect

Computing a textbook of crystal physics

Disturbing a material's crystal lattice can create a charge imbalance that leads to a voltage across the material. This phenomena, called the "piezoelectric effect," was first demonstrated in 1880 by Jacques and Pierre Curie ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Nano scale, mega scope

Research in China has shown that a common hybrid circuit component has potential for use as a micro-actuator. The industrial grade MLCCs tested display surprisingly little hysteresis, suggesting they could be of interest ...

dateMar 31, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Nanogenerator's output triples previous record

(—Taking an important step forward for self-powered systems, researchers have built a nanogenerator with an ultrahigh output voltage of 209 V, which is 3.6 times higher than the previous record of 58 V. The nanogenerator, ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Nanophysics feature
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