News tagged with piezoelectric

Nanowires exhibit giant piezoelectricity

Gallium nitride (GaN) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are among the most technologically relevant semiconducting materials. Gallium nitride is ubiquitous today in optoelectronic elements such as blue lasers (hence the blue-ray disc) ...

Jan 26, 2011
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Giant piezoelectric effect to improve MEMS devices

Researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Research Institute at Penn State are part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from universities and national laboratories ...

Dec 02, 2011
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Mini robot builds NPL probe

Precision engineering requires accurate measurements and these are often made using co-ordinate measuring machines, or CMMs.

Aug 31, 2012
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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 ...

Nov 20, 2013
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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 ...

Mar 31, 2014
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