Piezoelectric Sheets & Plates
When an electric field having the same polarity and orientation as the original polarization field is placed across the thickness of a single sheet of piezoceramic, the piece expands along the axis of polarization (thickness direction) and contracts perpendicular to the axis of polarization (length and width direction). The motion in the thickness direction is on the order of tens of nanometers. Motion in the length direction is typically on the order of microns or tens of microns.
Please note: These sheets are thin, brittle ceramic. For a more robust product, you may want to consider our robust standard piezo benders and extenders, or even consider customizing a piezo to assist your prototyping.
Piezo sheets are the fundamental building blocks of piezo devices - check out their Material Properties.