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THERMAL HARVESTING

More power to pyroelectrics

Using a thin-film geometry and electric-field-driven enhancement of pyroelectric response, a relaxor ferroelectric is shown to display superior power densities for thermal harvesting.

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Fig. 1: Thin film pyroelectric energy conversion.

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Feser, J.P., Ravichandran, J. More power to pyroelectrics. Nature Mater 17, 385–386 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0065-x

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