piezo-electric love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of piezo-electricity.


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  • I find this concept very interesting along with the piezo-electric sidewalks proposed to power street lights.

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  • But perhaps the greatest untapped sources of piezo-electric energy are freeways and busy roads.

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  • Another use of a free, wasted byproduct to generate electricity is piezo-electric energy.

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  • If piezo-electric mats were installed under the busiest sections, the thousands of tons of vehicles passing over each day would generate massive amounts of electricity for the city's use.

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  • For example, a train station in Japan installed piezo-electric equipment in the ground, so that the foot traffic of those walking through the train station generates electricity (turnstiles at train, subway and ferry stations, ballparks and amusement parks can also generate electricity).

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  • One is Alberto Villarreal's BrightWalk, described as a “shoe that incorporates piezo-electric transducers and electroluminescent polymers to generate light while the user is walking or running.”

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  • Other groups are experimenting with piezo-electric materials and wings that extend in length.

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  • [2] The piezo-electric property of quartz has recentlyhad an important application; it has been utilized by P. Langevin in the production of elastic waves of high frequency (beyond sound) sent out in water with the aim of detecting submarine obstacles.

    Pierre Curie

  • The second part of the work, and much more difficult to realize experimentally, concerned the compression resulting in piezo-electric crystals when they are exposed to the action of an electric field.

    Pierre Curie

  • The installation therefore required a Curie electrometer, a piezo-electric quartz, and a chamber of ionization, which last was formed by a plate condenser whose higher plate was joined to the electrometer, while the lower plate, charged with a known potential, was covered with a thin layer of the substance to be examined.

    Pierre Curie


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