ferroelectric hysteresis

ferroelectric hysteresis

[fe·rō·i′lek·trik ‚his·tə′rē·səs]
(electricity)
The dependence of the polarization of ferroelectric materials not only on the applied electric field but also on their previous history; analogous to magnetic hysteresis in ferromagnetic materials. Also known as dielectric hysteresis; electric hysteresis.
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Figure 4(a) illustrates ferroelectric hysteresis and leakage current of the pure and Ce doped BiFe[O.sub.3]thin films, respectively.
The ferroelectric hysteresis loop (P-V), the capacitance vs.
The ferroelectric hysteresis loop characteristics of the composite films were recorded using a standard Sawyer--Tower circuit along with a storage oscilloscope connected to a computer.
The ferroelectric hysteresis for thermally poled (loop a) and corona charged (loop b) PVDF films is shown in Fig.
This enabled a ferroelectric hysteresis loop to be drawn, from which the remanent polarization and coercive field could be determined.