Pyroelectric ceramics offer a number of advantages over single crystal materials for use in infra-red detectors. This paper discusses these advantages and describes the development of hot-pressed ceramic compositions within the PbZr03-Pb2FeNb06-PbTiO3 system and the control of their relevant electrical properties by doping with uranium oxide.
R . W. Whatmore,
F. W. Ainger,
"Pyroelectric Ceramic Materials For Uncooled I.R. Detectors", Proc. SPIE 0395, Advanced Infrared Sensor Technology, (30 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935211; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935211