Piezoelectric Force Transducers (PZFTs)

  • Dan Mihai Ştefănescu

Abstract

The first demonstration of the direct piezoelectric effect was in 1880 by the brothers Pierre and Jacques Curie as a phenomenon where electric dipole (developing potential difference) is generated in anisotropic natural crystals subjected to mechanical stress. Woldemar Voigt’s Lehrbuch der Kristallphysik (Textbook on Crystal Physics), published in 1910, describes the 20 natural crystal classes which are capable of piezoelectricity, and rigorously defines the piezoelectric constants using tensorial analysis.

Keywords

Force Transducer Piezoelectric Transducer Carbon Fiber Reinforce Polymer Piezoelectric Crystal Charge Amplifier 
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