Chapter 2. Piezoelectricity in Bone

  1. Jitendra Behari

Published Online: 10 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470824023.ch2

Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications

Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Behari, J. (2009) Piezoelectricity in Bone, in Biophysical Bone Behavior: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470824023.ch2

Author Information

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470824009

Online ISBN: 9780470824023



  • bone piezoelectricity;
  • piezoelectricity - bilinear interaction between electrical and mechanical variables;
  • bone electrical properties and mechanical loading;
  • electric polarization and mechanical stress;
  • sound propagation in non-piezoelectric medium;
  • “standard equivalent single crystal structure” (SESCS) of bone;
  • dry compact bones and piezoelectric properties;
  • piezoelectric transducers;
  • collagen content and collagen crosslinking effects;
  • cancellous bone - mechanical properties


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Piezoelectric Effect

  • Physical Concept of Piezoelectricity

  • Sound Propagated in a Piezoelectric Medium

  • Equivalent Single-Crystal Structure of Bone

  • Piezoelectric Properties of Dry Compact Bones

  • Bone Structure and Piezoelectric Properties

  • Piezoelectric Transducers

  • Ferroelectricity in Bone

  • Two-Phase Mineral-Filled Plastic Composites

  • Mechanical Properties of Cancellous Bone: Microscopic View

  • Ultrasound and Bone Behavior

  • Traveling Wave Characteristics

  • Viscoelasticity in Bone

  • Discussion