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Piezoelectricity as a Fundamental Property of Biological Tissues

Nature volume 213, pages 267269 (21 January 1967) | Download Citation

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Piezoelectric effects have been produced in a number of soft tissues, as well as hard, and appear to be associated with the presence of oriented fibrous proteins such as collagen. Thus, piezoelectricity may be a universal property of living tissue, and may play a significant part in several physiological phenomena

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  1. Department of Physics, New York University, New York

    • MORRIS H. SHAMOS
  2. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, New York

    • LEROY S. LAVINE

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