View Full Version : Bone piezoelectric properties

04-10-2009, 12:11 AM
Dear Biomch-L Community:

One of my colleagues recently asked me the following regarding bone and piezoelectric properties:

Do you have any information regarding piezoelectric nature of Bone and any clues as to how one might have measured it? One of our bioinstrumentation class undergrads wants to measure piezo charge on a bone sample as it is cycled in axial compression in Instron.

Any advice or commentary would be very much appreciated. I will summarize and post responses.

Warmest regards,
Adam Bartsch

Adam J. Bartsch, M.S.
Cleveland Clinic Spine Research Laboratory
Lutheran Hospital, 2-C
1730 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113


P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

Cleveland Clinic is ranked one of the top hospitals
in America by U.S. News & World Report (2008).
Visit us online at http://www.clevelandclinic.org for
a complete listing of our services, staff and

Confidentiality Note: This message is intended for use
only by the individual or entity to which it is addressed
and may contain information that is privileged,
confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable
law. If the reader of this message is not the intended
recipient or the employee or agent responsible for
delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are
hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or
copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If
you have received this communication in error, please
contact the sender immediately and destroy the material in
its entirety, whether electronic or hard copy. Thank you.