Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or exhibiting pyroelectricity.
  • n. A pyroelectric material.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, relating to, or exhibiting pyroelectricity
  • n. a pyroelectric substance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or dependent on, pyroelectricity; receiving electric polarity when heated.
  • n. A substance which becomes electrically polar when heated, exhibiting opposite charges of statical electricity at two separate parts, especially the two extremities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to pyro-electricity; having the property of becoming electropolar when heated, as certain crystals; thermo-electric.
  • n. A substance which becomes electrified when heated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or exhibiting pyroelectricity

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Examples

  • At its heart are two opposing "pyroelectric" crystals that create a strong electric field when heated or cooled.

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  • It is also strongly pyroelectric which means that temperature changes can cause the development of positive and negative charges within the crystal.

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  • The crystal is one of a group of pyroelectric materials, so named because they create electric fields when they change temperature.

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  • Godfried has used the invisible instrument in a number of his performance pieces over the years, including Songbook illustrated above, and the ongoing electronic opera TechnoFaustus, which also uses "pressure transducers, contact microphones, acceleration-sensing devices, pyroelectric transducers... and 1 to 3 naked techno or break dancers".

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  • It has microphones, and optical and pyroelectric sensors to detect people.

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  • Now, according to a report in Live Science, researcher Igor Lubomirsky at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and his colleagues have discovered another way to control the freezing point of water - via what are called quasi-amorphous pyroelectric thin films.

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  • Starlab 2.01 collects data from pyroelectric, thermal and photodiode heads using any of

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  • Sensors: 2 LDR light sensor, 3x bump switch, 2x IR proximity detector, 3x IR reflective sensor, 1x pyroelectric sensor, 1 Sharp IR range finder

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  • PerkinElmer has announced the newest members of the DigiPyro Family of pyroelectric detectors, designed for safety and security applications.

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  • Now researcher Igor Lubomirsky at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and his colleagues have discovered another way to control the freezing point of water - via what are called quasi-amorphous pyroelectric thin films.

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