pyroelectric detector

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.P04960
A detector (based on the temperature dependence of ferroelectricity in some crystals) which produces an electrical signal proportional to the energy flux on the collector surface.
Source:
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 193 [Terms]
See also:
PAC, 1995, 67, 1745. (Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis-XI. Detection of radiation (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1752 [Terms] [Paper]