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Piezoelectricity as a Fundamental Property of Biological Tissues


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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SHAMOS, M., LAVINE, L. Piezoelectricity as a Fundamental Property of Biological Tissues. Nature 213, 267–269 (1967).

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