electrostriction
  • The mechanical strain that occurs in some materials, such as dielectrics, when placed in an electric field. If a material, such as certain ceramics, also produces an electric charge when under mechanical strain, then it possesses the property of piezoelectricity, not electrostriction. Also called electrostrictive effect, or electrostrictive strain (1).
  • synonym electrostrictive effect
  • synonym electrostrictive strain

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