Grow your own piezoelectric crystal.
Session Leaders: Michelle Temple
Created By: Michelle Temple
From phonographs to sonar - microphones to radios, piezoelectric crystals have been at the heart of many inventions. This course will be half lecture/discussion and half hands-on. We\\'ll discuss the basics of crystallography and applications of piezoelectricity. The lab will give you all the instruction and materials needed to start growing your own piezo crystal. Finally, as a class we\\'ll examine crystals under a microscope in polarized light.