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Sep 5 2012   6:42PM GMT

Piezoelectricity definition

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“Just imagine if all sidewalks, paths, corridors and floor spaces were constructed of piezoelectric tiles. This trending technology could be the key to helping CIOs run an energy-efficient and sustainable business. For example, the energy created from swivel chairs constantly rolling across piezoelectric tiles could operate low-power applications in offices. On a grand scale, a CIO could run an entire energy-savings system from the foot traffic of company employees.” — Wendy Schuchart

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is piezoelectricity.  It’s the ability of certain materials to generate an AC (alternating current) voltage when subjected to mechanical stress or vibration.

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