ferroelectricity


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ferroelectricity

[¦fe·rȯ·i′lek·tris·əd·ē]
(solid-state physics)
Spontaneous electric polarization in a crystal; analogous to ferromagnetism.
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Thus, stretching provides us a new method to generate the [gamma]-form structure of potential piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity.
A renaissance in the field of ferroelectricity has taken place over the past several years ever since the finding of exceptional piezoelectric properties in the lead-oxide class of relaxor ferroelectric materials Pb([Zn.
Merz, Selected Topics in Solid State Physics, VII, Ferroelectricity, John Wiley & Sons, 1967, New York.
This finding is significant, because some researchers had speculated that ferroelectricity might be the underlying property that makes OIPs promising candidates for solar cells.
4], the high-energy electron-irradiated P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer shows typical relaxor ferroelectricity because electron-irradiation divides the cohesive polar domains of the P(VDF-TrFE) copolymer into nano polar regions and transforms the material to a relaxor ferroelectric material.
Topics discussed include the synthesis and preparation of OUFs, ordered oxide nanostructures on metal surfaces, unusual properties of oxides and other insulators in the ultra-thin limit, silica and high-k dielectric thin films, OUFs in sensor applications, ferroelectricity in ultra-thin film capacitors, and oxide nanowire for chemical sensor devices.
The researchers found that the wall of the aorta, the largest blood vessel carrying blood from the heart, exhibits ferroelectricity, a response to an electric field known to exist in inorganic and synthetic materials.
Other topics include ferroelectric epitaxial thin films for integrated optics, atomic level simulation of ferroelectricity in oxides, terahertz polaritonics, and spiral magnets as magnetoelectrics.
With our proposal we will introduce second harmonic generation (SHG) as new in-situ technique that allows us to track spin-and charge-related phenomena such as ferroelectricity, (anti-) ferromagnetism, insulator-metal transitions, domain coupling effects or interface states in a non-invasive way throughout the deposition process.
Ferroelectricity, however, has been found in only a small number of crytstalline polymers.