Bottom-Up Approach Provides First Characterization of Pyroelectric Nanomaterials, University of Illinois Study  
1/9/2013 8:07:35 AM

By taking a "bottom-up" approach, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have observed for the first time that "size does matter," in regards "pyroelectricity" -- the current/voltage developed in response to temperature fluctuations that enables technologies such as infrared sensors, night-vision, and energy conversion units, to name a few.