Piezo Crystals Piezo crystals, special minerals with electromagnetic properties, can produce an electric field whenever they are mechanically deformed or subject to vibration, commonly known as piezoelectric effect. Besides, piezo cells have small, positively charged particles at their center. This small particle is forced to move and create a charge whenever force is exerted on

Electricity Generation Through Crystals

Crystals can be used for electricity through the method of piezoelectric (mechanical energy discharge), of which quartz is a typical example. When the crystal is fixed and subjected to direct force by a permanent magnet, a certain amount of electricity can be released and detected. The piezoelectric method is widely applied in cigarette lighters and