Princeton University Creates New Piezoelectric Material

Princeton University Creates New Piezoelectric Material
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A promising new piezoelectric material, 100 times more efficient than quartz is being developed at Princeton University.

Dan Gould
  • 29 january 2010

A promising new piezoelectric material, 100 times more efficient than quartz, is being developed at Princeton University. Called PZT, it’s a rubber film made up of silicone and naonoribbons of lead zirconate titanate. The material can convert up to 80% of kinetic energy into electricity, and its flexible nature allows for a wide range of uses.

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