What is the definition of piezoelectric effect? Certain materials which is known as piezoelectric materials has got the property that it can generate electric field when they are subjected to any kind of mechanical stress.
Due to mechanical stress, it causes shifting of negative and positive ions in its crystal structure and as a result electrical currents are developed. This word Piezo is a Greek word and it means press, squeeze or push. Another specialty of this material is that it also generates mechanical energy when electrical field is applied to it.
Multiple products for piezoelectric are available. It is very commonly used for detection of high voltage generation, sound, microbalances, electronic frequency generation etc. Number of scientific instruments use this material for measuring atomic resolution, scanning probe microscope etc. Even in number of consumable products, such materials are used. (more…)