News tagged with piezoelectric

Good vibrations: New atom-scale products on horizon

The generation of an electric field by the compression and expansion of solid materials is known as the piezoelectric effect, and it has a wide range of applications ranging from everyday items such as watches, motion sensors ...

dateAug 23, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Push-Button Logic on the Nanoscale

( -- Circuits that can perform logic operations at the push of a button are a dime-a-dozen these days, but a breakthrough by researchers in the USA has meant they can be smaller and simpler than ever before. Using ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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