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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

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.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    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.

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  • 4 years ago

    Jim has the good answer. Cigarette and candle lighters both use piezoelectric crystals to make the spark for lighting the butane.

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