A modified figure of merit for pyroelectric energy harvesting

Chris Bowen, John Taylor, Emmanuel Le Boulbar, Daniel Adam Zabek, V.Y. Topolov

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This paper reports a new figure of merit for the selection of pyroelectric materials for thermal energy harvesting applications, for example, when the material is exposed to heat or radiation of a specified power density. The figure of merit put forward and developed is of interest to those selecting materials for the design of thermal harvesting devices or the development of novel ceramic, single-crystal and composite materials for pyroelectric harvesting applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Early online date13 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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