tertiary pyroelectricity

tertiary pyroelectricity

[′tər·shē‚er·ē ¦pī·rō‚i‚lek′tris·əd·ē]
(solid-state physics)
The polarization due to temperature and gradients and corresponding nonuniform stresses and strains when the crystal is heated nonuniformly; found in pyroelectric and nonpyroelectric crystals, that is, crystals which have no polar directions. Also known as false pyroelectricity.
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