The Piezoelectric Medium and Its Characteristics

  • Christopher R. BowenEmail author
  • Vitaly Yu. Topolov
  • Hyunsun Alicia Kim
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 238)


An effect that links a mechanical action (mechanical stress or strain) with an electrical response (electric field, electric displacement or polarisation) is the piezoelectric effect or, more exactly, the direct piezoelectric effect . This effect was first studied by brothers P. Curie and J. Curie in experimental work (1880) on the behaviour of quartz single crystals (SCs) subjected to an external mechanical stress.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher R. Bowen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vitaly Yu. Topolov
    • 2
  • Hyunsun Alicia Kim
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Research CentreUniversity of BathBathUK
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsSouthern Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BathBathUK
  4. 4.Structural Engineering DepartmentUniversity of California San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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