Q: Hair as piezoelectric crystals

Christian Westad chrwes at james.avh.unit.no
Tue May 9 13:01:06 EST 1995

I read somewhere that hair cells consists of a crystalline structure
such that it was able to produce a small electrical signal when
deformed. This is the property of piezoelectric crystals.
It was supposedly the keratin that had this structure.
Does anyone out there know anything about this and where I can get 
information about this specific topic?
Any answer is very much appreciated.
Responses by e-mail is fine too :)



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