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Latest Piezoelectric accelerometer Stories

2012-03-02 14:18:32

Scientists working as part of the Metrology for Energy Harvesting Project have developed a new model to deliver the maximum power output for piezoelectric energy harvesters.

2011-11-18 03:29:48

Integrating a complex, single-crystal material with "giant" piezoelectric properties onto silicon, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and physicists can fabricate low-voltage, near-nanoscale electromechanical devices that could lead to improvements in high-resolution 3-D imaging, signal processing, communications, energy harvesting, sensing, and actuators for nanopositioning devices, among others.

2010-09-14 22:08:44

Piezoelectric materials have fantastic properties: squeeze them and they generate an electrical field. And vice-versa, they contract or expand when jolted with an electrical pulse.

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2008-12-04 16:05:00

Scientists at Texas A&M University have successfully doubled the efficiency of piezoelectric devices that gather energy from movement and vibrations.


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