Piezoelectricity
Piezoelectricity
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Piezoelectricity

Piezoelectricity
Piezoelectricity

PYTHEAS Technology is convinced that piezoelectricity has a huge potential. You probably don’t have the faintest idea how much piezoelectricity is around you. Piezoelectricity has a promising future and our mission is to keep up our work on this technology to create innovations to solve society’s challenges. Piezo is fantastic!

Piezoelectricity is already in our everyday life, all around us as well as in deep Ocean and Space.  Piezoelectricity is not well known but we can find it in smartphones, cameras, vehicles, satellites… Various actuators, motors and sensors currently use piezoelectricity and many innovations could use it in the future. ​

To make it simple: Piezoelectricity is the property of certain materials to convert mechanical energy into electricity (direct effect) and vice versa (inverse effect). ​

Piezoelectricity has changed the world several times and will probably change it again.

 

THE HISTORY OF PIEZOELECTRICITY

Discovery
Discovery
1880 Discovery of piezoelectricity by Pierre Curie 1882: Radioactivity Discovery of radium thanks to piezoelectricity: start of research on radioactivity 1917: Ultrasounds Invention of sonars by Paul Langevin thanks to the discovery of ultrasounds 1920: Marine Paul Langevin creates the Centre d’Études de Toulon, where Gilles Grosso will study years later 1921: Time Invention of crystal oscillators by Walter Guyton Cady: huge advance for time measurement 1954: Materials Design and production of the first PZT ceramics 1980’s: Medecine Development of ultrasound imaging which revolutionizes pregnancy monitoring 1992: General public Cameras’ autofocus are equipped with the first ultrasonic motors using piezoceramics 2000’s: Electronics Development of piezoelectric acoustic surface wave filters, used in mobile phones Nowadays Piezoelectricity is present in our everyday life, in cars, cameras, smartphones… Piezoelectric even goes beyond ! It is useful from Space to deep sea and contributes to push the boundaries of what is possible. What about tomorow ? PYTHEAS Technology thinks big for the future of piezoelectricity and intends to solve society's big challenges: New Space, connected Health, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energies and many more !
1880
Discovery of piezoelectricity by Pierre Curie
1882: Radioactivity
Discovery of radium thanks to piezoelectricity: start of research on radioactivity
1917: Ultrasounds
Invention of sonars by Paul Langevin thanks to the discovery of ultrasounds
1920: Marine
Paul Langevin creates the Centre d’Études de Toulon, where Gilles Grosso will study years later
1921: Time
Invention of crystal oscillators by Walter Guyton Cady: huge advance for time measurement
1954: Materials
Design and production of the first PZT ceramics
1980’s: Medecine
Development of ultrasound imaging which revolutionizes pregnancy monitoring
1992: General public
Cameras’ autofocus are equipped with the first ultrasonic motors using piezoceramics
2000’s: Electronics
Development of piezoelectric acoustic surface wave filters, used in mobile phones
Nowadays
Piezoelectricity is present in our everyday life, in cars, cameras, smartphones… Piezoelectric even goes beyond ! It is useful from Space to deep sea and contributes to push the boundaries of what is possible.
What about tomorow ?
PYTHEAS Technology thinks big for the future of piezoelectricity and intends to solve society's big challenges: New Space, connected Health, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energies and many more !