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18: Pyroelectric Materials

  • Page ID
    8289
  • Learning Objectives

    On completion of this TLP you should:

    • Understand the difference between pyroelectrics and ferroelectrics.
    • Understand the main uses of pyroelectrics.
    • Understand the difficulties involved in using pyroelectrics, and how these issues are overcome.

    Before you start

    This TLP follows on well from those on ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics. It would be useful to read this after those.