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One-Way Piezoelectric Material

by dbmorpher
Tags: material, oneway, piezoelectric
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Jun18-13, 11:04 AM
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Is there a type of piezoelectric material that only produces a current when bent one way or only bends one way when applied a current?
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Jun22-13, 01:03 PM
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Piezoelectric materials generate electric charge (voltage) when stressed/flexed. They move in one direction when a positive voltage is applied and in the other direction when a negative voltage is applied.

Nowhere in the above statements can you find the term "current".

Read about it here: (and the references at the bottom)
Jun26-13, 06:21 AM
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I imagine if you had the piezoelectric material mounted on a substrate. And it was segregated. then when you bent it to be convex, the piezo electric elements would have gaps in between it and thus be under significantly less stress.

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