Piezoelectric Effect

Authored by: Saravanan M. Peelamedu

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EOE2-120009870

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Abstract

This entry provides an overview of the piezoelectric effect, history, piezoelectric material, and manufacturing of commercial piezoceramics. Characteristics of the material including an explanation of terms and formulas are included. The growths in the use of analytical and numerical modeling through finite-element methods for analyzing systems using piezoelectric materials are covered. The various applications of piezoelectric materials and systems that use the piezoelectric effect are discussed.

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