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pyroelectricity

Definitions

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

  • n. Generation of electric charge on a crystal by change of temperature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The generation of electric charge as a result of a change in temperature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Electricity developed by means of heat; the science which treats of electricity thus developed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of electricity which considers the production of a state of electrification in certain crystallized bodies by change of temperature alone.

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

  • n. generation of an electric charge on certain crystals (such as tourmaline) as a result of a change in temperature

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Examples

  • Ferroelectrics exhibit a wide range of functional properties, including high and switchable electric polarization, strong piezoelectricity, high non-linear optical activity, outstanding pyroelectricity, and notable non-linear dielectric behavior.

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