Where can I find or buy piezoelectric materials?
I am looking to acquire piezoelectric materials such as quartz, barium titanate, lead zirconate titanate, ceramics, etc. I need to find these preferably in rod or rectangular shapes, but any shape will work. I need these as soon as possible for a science experiment. Thanks for your time.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I know of one convenient source we've used for many science projects and that is the igniter for propane grills; it has a push button and two wires which can be used to place the spark where it is desired. These are available at a hardware store or big-box home supply where they sell the grills and parts.
- 4 years ago
Jim has the good answer. Cigarette and candle lighters both use piezoelectric crystals to make the spark for lighting the butane.