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pyroelectricity

[pahy-roh-i-lek-tris-i-tee, -ee-lek-] /ˌpaɪ roʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɪs ɪ ti, -ˌi lɛk-/
noun
1.
electrification or electrical polarity produced in certain crystals by temperature changes.
Origin of pyroelectricity
1825-1835
1825-35; pyro- + electricity
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  • We use molecular dynamics with a first-principles-based shell model potential to study pyroelectricity in lithium niobate.
British Dictionary definitions for pyroelectricity

pyroelectricity

/ˌpaɪrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ; -ˌiːlɛk-/
noun
1.
the development of opposite charges at the ends of the axis of certain hemihedral crystals, such as tourmaline, as a result of a change in temperature
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