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 (pē-ā′zō-ĭ-lĕk-trĭs′ĭ-tē, pī-ē′-)
The generation of electricity or of electric polarity in dielectric crystals subjected to mechanical stress, or the generation of stress in such crystals subjected to an applied voltage.

pi·e′zo·e·lec′tric, pi·e′zo·e·lec′tri·cal adj.
pi·e′zo·e·lec′tri·cal·ly adv.
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(General Physics) physics relating to or involving the production of electricity or electric polarity by applying a mechanical stress
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Adj.1.piezoelectric - relating to or involving piezoelectricity; "piezoelectric plates"
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"Sound Absorption of a Flexible Micro-Perforated Panel Absorber Based on PVDF Piezoelectric Film." Applied Acoustics 88: 84-89.
CTS is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance piezoelectric single crystals.
To overcome these problems, this study proposed using piezoelectric sensor to generate the wave power energy.
Piezoelectric materials are used as sensors, actuators, and transducers for many applications such as quality assurance [1, 2], process control [3-5], industrial and automotive systems [6-9], medical diagnostics [10, 11], aviation and structural health monitoring [12-15], biologically engineered scaffolds [16], and embedded passive devices in consumer electronics [17-19].
A new type of damping enhancement with piezoelectric and conductive materials as fillers has been developed by Hagood and von Flotow [3,4].
Thanks to the piezoelectric effect, the specially designed rubber is able to convert mechanical movements into electrical charges.
(NYSE: CTS) has acquired Denmark-based piezoelectric component manufacturer Noliac A/S to expand piezoelectric portfolio, the company said.
Numbers and locations of piezoelectric sensors and actuators are of great significance for piezoelectric smart structure, vibration control performance, system implementation costs, and so on [1, 2].
Given that a piezoelectric material can convert mechanical vibration into electrical energy with a simple structure, piezoelectric energy harvesting is considered as a self-power source in wireless sensor network systems [12].
The global piezoelectric motor market is projected to register a moderate expansion over the forecast period during 2018 to 2027.
Summary: The global piezoelectric motor market is projected to register a moderate expansion over the forecast period during 2018 to 2027.
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