News tagged with piezoelectric

Deformable mirror corrects errors

Very high power is needed to cut or weld using a laser beam. But this creates its own problem: the beam's energy deforms the mirrors that are focusing it to a point. When this happens, the beam expands and ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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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 ...

dateMar 31, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Smart helicopter thanks to active rotor blades

Active systems in helicopter rotor blades can adapt the blades' aerodynamic properties to local airflow conditions. The use of such systems leads to lower fuel consumption, increased maximum speed and reduced noise and vibration. ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Engineering
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