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Organic and Inorganic Materials and Applications

Edited by Savvas G. Vassiliadis

Piraeus University of Applied Sciences


Dimitroula Matsouka

University of Bolton

Scientifically defined in 1880 by the Curie brothers, piezoelectricity - from the Greek piezein, meaning to press (squeeze), and ilektron, meaning amber, a material with electrostatic properties - is a phenomenon with many applications. The related piezoelectric materials have been undergoing a long-lasting evolution over the years until today. The field of organic and inorganic piezoelectric materials is continuously expanding in terms of new substances used, new structures, and new applications. The seven chapters of this book present modern aspects and technological advances in the field of piezoelectric materials and applications. To present a balanced view of the field, some chapters focus on new piezoelectric materials and structures, while others examine interesting applications of piezoelectric sensors, energy harvesters, and actuators.

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PiezoelectricityOrganic and Inorganic Materials and ApplicationsEdited by Savvas G. Vassiliadis

Published: August 29th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72336

ISBN: 978-1-78923-647-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-646-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-676-6

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

8667 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

15 Web of Science Citations

31 Dimensions Citations


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1. Nanocellulose as a Piezoelectric Material

By Sampo Tuukkanen and Satu Rajala


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2. Application of Thin Piezoelectric Films in Diamond-Based Acoustoelectronic Devices

By Boris P. Sorokin, Gennady M. Kvashnin, Andrey S. Novoselov, Sergey I. Burkov, Anton B. Shipilov, Nikolay V. Luparev, Victor V. Aksenenkov and Vladimir D. Blank


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3. Hydrodynamic Loading on Vibrating Piezoelectric Microresonators

By Huacheng Qiu and Helmut Seidel


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4. Piezoelectric Melt-Spun Textile Fibers: Technological Overview

By Dimitroula Matsouka and Savvas Vassiliadis


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5. Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester Using Polyvinylidene Difluoride Film Formed by Bar-Coating Method and Its Spray- Coating Method on a Three Dimensional Surface

By Hiroki Takise, Masato Suzuki, Tomokazu Takahashi and Seiji Aoyagi


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6. Piezoelectric Sensors Used for Daily Life Monitoring

By Hirokazu Madokoro


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7. Piezoelectric Materials for Medical Applications

By Melodie Chen-Glasser, Panpan Li, Jeongjae Ryu and Seungbum Hong


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