pyroelectric detector

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.
Orange Book, p. 193
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