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Particular material that becomes strained under electrostatic

  1. Feb 11, 2010 #1
    I am currently looking for a particular material that becomes strained under electrostatic or magnetic fields. I am new to the world of solid state physics and I was interested on doing a research project on the studies of the electrostriction effect.

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  3. Feb 14, 2010 #2


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    Re: Electrostriction

    Have you looked into piezoelectric material?

  4. Feb 14, 2010 #3
    Re: Electrostriction

    Yes I have, I'm sorry if I wasn't specific. I was looking for a material that was not a crystal like structure, but more of an organic polymer.
  5. Feb 14, 2010 #4
    Re: Electrostriction

    I also realized, that none crystal like structures are not under the branch of solid state physics. To be extremely specific I'm looking for a polymer that can be looped, and when an electrostatic field is passed through it, the loop will shrink. Sorry if I'm being dumb, thanks for the replies.
  6. Feb 16, 2010 #5
    Re: Electrostriction

    Try PVDF. It's a piezoelectric polymer (polyvinylidene fluoride). And organic, I suppose.
  7. Feb 26, 2010 #6
    Re: Electrostriction

    Sorry, i havent found one yet... :-)

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