pyroelectric

[pahy-roh-i-lek-trik]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, subject to, or manifesting pyroelectricity.
noun
2.
a substance manifesting pyroelectricity.

Origin:
1850–55; back formation from pyroelectricity

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pyroelectric (ˌpaɪrəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, concerned with, or exhibiting pyroelectricity
 
n
2.  a pyroelectric substance

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The trigger, a pyroelectric crystal, is electrically charged when heated.
They are also pyroelectric, producing a voltage when the temperature changes.
The amount of attenuation was measured using a pyroelectric laser power meter placed on the other side of the beam.
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