7. Piezo Power

  1. David W. Richerson

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118392317.ch7

The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition

The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Richerson, D. W. (2012) Piezo Power, in The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118392317.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470638057

Online ISBN: 9781118392317



  • piezo power, pressure/vibration detection/prevention with piezo;
  • underwater uses for piezoelectric ceramics;
  • piezoelectrics in hydrophones, during World War II;
  • underwater explosives detectors, Doppler sonar velocity system;
  • piezoelectric transducers in mapping the ocean floor


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The History of Piezoelectric Ceramics

  • Underwater Uses for Piezoelectric Ceramics

  • Industrial Uses for Piezoelectric Ceramics

  • Pressure and Vibration Detection with Piezoelectric Ceramics

  • Vibration Prevention

  • Other Uses for Piezoelectric Ceramics

  • Overview: Piezoelectric Ceramics Transforming Our Lives