Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Ferroelectrics

Edited by Aimé Peláiz-Barranco

University of Havana, Cuba

Ferroelectricity is one of the most studied phenomena in the scientific community due the importance of ferroelectric materials in a wide range of applications including high dielectric constant capacitors, pyroelectric devices, transducers for medical diagnostic, piezoelectric sonars, electrooptic light valves, electromechanical transducers and ferroelectric random access memories. Actually the ferroelectricity at nanoscale receives a great attention to the development of new technologies. The demand for ferroelectric systems with specific applications enforced the in-depth research in addition to the improvement of processing and characterization techniques. This book contains twenty two chapters and offers an up-to-date view of recent research into ferroelectricity. The chapters cover various formulations, their forms (bulk, thin films, ferroelectric liquid crystals), fabrication, properties, theoretical topics and ferroelectricity at nanoscale.

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Advances in FerroelectricsEdited by Aimé Peláiz-Barranco

Published: November 19th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/45744

ISBN: 978-953-51-0885-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6280-3

Copyright year: 2012

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58192 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

74 Web of Science Citations

76 Dimensions Citations


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1. Electronic Structures of Tetragonal ABX3: Role of the B-X Coulomb Repulsions for Ferroelectricity and Piezoelectricity

By Kaoru Miura and Hiroshi Funakubo


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2. Advances in Thermodynamics of Ferroelectric Phase Transitions

By Shu-Tao Ai


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3. Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 (PMN) Relaxor: Dipole Glass or Nano-Domain Ferroelectric?

By Desheng Fu, Hiroki Taniguchi, Mitsuru Itoh and Shigeo Mori


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4. Self Assembled Nanoscale Relaxor Ferroelectrics

By Ashok Kumar, Margarita Correa, Nora Ortega, Salini Kumari and R. S. Katiyar


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5. Optical Properties of Ferroelectrics and Measurement Procedures

By A.K. Bain and Prem Chand


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6. Relaxor Behaviour in Ferroelectric Ceramics

By A. Peláiz-Barranco, F. Calderón-Piñar, O. García-Zaldívar and Y. González-Abreu


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7. Electronic Band Structures and Phase Transitions of Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Oxides

By Zhigao Hu, Junhao Chu, Yawei Li, Kai Jiang and Ziqiang Zhu


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8. Phase Diagram of The Ternary BaO-Bi2O3-B2O3 System: New Compounds and Glass Ceramics Characterisation

By Martun Hovhannisyan


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9. Ferroelectric Domain Imaging Multiferroic Films Using Piezoresponse Force Microscopy

By Hongyang Zhao, Hideo Kimura, Qiwen Yao, Lei Guo, Zhenxiang Cheng and Xiaolin Wang


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10. Gelcasting of Ferroelectric Ceramics: Doping Effect and Further Development

By Dong Guo and Kai Cai


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11. Electronic Ferroelectricity in II-VI Semiconductor ZnO

By Akira Onodera and Masaki Takesada


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12. Doping-Induced Ferroelectric Phase Transition and Ultraviolet-Illumination Effect in a Quantum Paraelectric Material Studied by Coherent Phonon Spectroscopy

By Toshiro Kohmoto


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13. Raman Scattering Study on the Phase Transition Dynamics of Ferroelectric Oxides

By Hiroki Taniguchi, Hiroki Moriwake, Toshirou Yagi and Mitsuru Itoh


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14. Electromechanical Coupling Multiaxial Experimental and Micro-Constitutive Model Study of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3- 0.32PbTiO3 Ferroelectric Single Crystal

By Wan Qiang, Chen Changqing and Shen Yapeng


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15. 'Universal' Synthesis of PZT (1-X)/X Submicrometric Structures Using Highly Stable Colloidal Dispersions: A Bottom-Up Approach

By A. Suárez-Gómez, J.M. Saniger-Blesa and F. Calderón-Piñar


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16. Phase Transitions, Dielectric and Ferroelectric Properties of Lead-free NBT-BT Thin Films

By N. D. Scarisoreanu, R. Birjega, A. Andrei, M. Dinescu, F. Craciun and C. Galassi


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17. Thin-Film Process Technology for Ferroelectric Application

By Koukou Suu


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18. Ferroelectrics at the Nanoscale: A First Principle Approach

By Matías Núñez


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19. The Influence of Vanadium Doping on the Physical and Electrical Properties of Non-Volatile Random Access Memory Using the BTV, BLTV, and BNTV Oxide Thin Films

By Kai-Huang Chen, Chien-Min Cheng, Sean Wu, Chin-Hsiung Liao and Jen-Hwan Tsai


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20. Nanoscale Ferroelectric Films, Strips and Boxes

By Jeffrey F. Webb


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21. Emerging Applications of Ferroelectric Nanoparticles in Materials Technologies, Biology and Medicine

By Yuriy Garbovskiy, Olena Zribi and Anatoliy Glushchenko


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22. Photorefractive Effect in Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals

By Takeo Sasaki


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