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A Preliminary Investigation of Piezoelectric Effects in Chicken Feathers

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3 Author(s)
Van Dam, W. ; Control Systems Laboratory, National Research Council, Ottawa 7, Ont., Canada. ; Tanner, J.A. ; Romero-Sierra, C.

Piezoelectric effects have been measured experimentally in chicken feathers. Quill sections subjected to alternating electric stress respond with an axial twisting motion that has a well-defined resonant mode. Conversely, subjecting the quill to mechanical stress produced an electrical signal.

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Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:BME-17 ,  Issue: 1 )