Piezoelectric components are devices that generate an electric charge in response to an applied mechanical stress or vice versa. These components are commonly used in the semiconductor industry for applications such as micro-positioning, sensing, and actuation. The piezoelectric effect is based on the ability of certain materials, such as quartz, to expand or contract in response to an electric field. This effect makes piezoelectric components ideal for use in precision control systems, as they offer high accuracy and responsiveness.
Piezoelectric components come in various shapes and sizes, including disks, plates, tubes, and rods. They are commonly used in the semiconductor industry for applications such as actuation and micro-positioning, where precise and rapid movement is required.