News tagged with piezoelectric

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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Monolithic ultrasonic integrated circuits

Ultrasonography based on traditional bulk piezoelectric transducers has been established as an inexpensive and safe medical imaging modality. By borrowing techniques from the microelectronics industry, the performance of ...

dateNov 20, 2013 in Semiconductors
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Sensor predicts glass breakage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Modern glass façades inform the architecture of major cities throughout the world. In recent years, however, there have been cases of broken glass, with collapsing facades endangering passers-by. ...

dateMay 04, 2010 in Engineering
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Generating electricity from air flow

A group of researchers at the City College of New York is developing a new way to generate power for planes and automobiles based on materials known as piezoelectrics, which convert the kinetic energy of motion into electricity. ...

dateNov 22, 2009 in General Physics
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