Piezoelectricity why hitting crystals makes electricity


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Piezoelectricity why hitting crystals makes electricity

Piezoelectricity why hitting crystals makes electricity

Certain crystals, like quartz will produce a voltage when hit. It’s all to do with the arrangement of atoms and charge in the lattice. It’s used in lots of things like piezo lighters, sensors, speakers and oscillators for timekeeping.

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