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Pyroelectricity=Peltier-Seebeck effect?

  1. Jan 29, 2005 #1

    Mk

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    Are pyroelectricity and the peltier-seebeck effect the same thing?
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2005 #2

    FredGarvin

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  4. Feb 1, 2005 #3
    Those links are great, but if you want short and sweet :

    Seebeck effect : V is a function of dT/dx, and happens in regular conductors.

    Pyroelectricity : V is a function of dT/dt, and only happens with certain ionic crystals.
     
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