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Piezoelectric Materials Prototype

  1. Jul 12, 2006 #1
    Hello. I am currently working on a project to build a prototype concerning the topic of energy. My group has brought up the idea of developing a floor system made of piezoelectric materials with sensors to generate electricity for houses.

    I have been searching earnestly to find information about piezoelectric materials, and piezoelectricity in general. I have searced several scientific journal collections, Google, MIT course outlines, my university library and I have found very little helpful information. I do not know much about this topic, so I really would like to find a place to get more research done.

    The best paper that I have found thus far is:
    "Human-powered wearable computing" by Thad Starner.

    DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYWHERE ELSE I CAN GO TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC?
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2006 #2

    FredGarvin

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    Considering that the charge created by piezo crystals is extremely small, you're going to be hard pressed to find a usage like you are looking for. Your efforts will be better spent elsewhere. However, since you asked...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piezoelectricity

    http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/solids/piezo.html#c1

    http://www.ctscorp.com/components/Datasheets/piezotechprimer.pdf [Broken]

    http://www.fmg.bham.ac.uk/bulkpzt.htm [Broken]

    http://www.efunda.com/materials/piezo/general_info/gen_info_index.cfm
     
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