Production of ultrasonic waves using piezoelectric generator

A magnetostriction generator can produce ultrasonic waves of comparatively low frequency. For generating high frequency ultrasonic waves, piezoelectric generator is used.

      Piezoelectric Generator. It is found that when pressure or compression  is applied on two opposite faces of a quartz crystal, then charges are produced on a set of opposite faces which are perpendicular to the faces at which pressure is applied. The magnitude of charge developed is proportional to the amount of pressure applied. Charge produced on one face is positive and on other face is negative. Further more, if instead of compression, the faces of crystal are subjected to some tension, then nature of charges developed also gets reversed. “The process of appearance of charges on transverse faces of certain crystals when subjected to external stress is called piezoelectric effect.” Continue reading “Production of ultrasonic waves using piezoelectric generator”