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Edited by Indrani Coondoo

University of Aveiro

Ferroelectric materials exhibit a wide spectrum of functional properties, including switchable polarization, piezoelectricity, high non-linear optical activity, pyroelectricity, and non-linear dielectric behaviour. These properties are crucial for application in electronic devices such as sensors, microactuators, infrared detectors, microwave phase filters and, non-volatile memories. This unique combination of properties of ferroelectric materials has attracted researchers and engineers for a long time. This book reviews a wide range of diverse topics related to the phenomenon of ferroelectricity (in the bulk as well as thin film form) and provides a forum for scientists, engineers, and students working in this field. The present book containing 24 chapters is a result of contributions of experts from international scientific community working in different aspects of ferroelectricity related to experimental and theoretical work aimed at the understanding of ferroelectricity and their utilization in devices. It provides an up-to-date insightful coverage to the recent advances in the synthesis, characterization, functional properties and potential device applications in specialized areas.

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FerroelectricsEdited by Indrani Coondoo

Published: December 14th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/554

ISBN: 978-953-307-439-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4917-0

Copyright year: 2010

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66732 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

120 Web of Science Citations

59 Dimensions Citations


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1. Principle Operation of 3-D Memory Device based on Piezoacousto Properties of Ferroelectric Films

By Ju. H. Krieger


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2. Ferroelectric and Multiferroic Tunnel Junctions

By Tianyi Cai, Sheng Ju, Jian Wang and Zhen-Ya Li


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3. Photoluminescence in Low-Dimensional Oxide Ferroelectric Materials

By Dinghua Bao


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4. Optical Properties and Electronic Band Structures of Perovskite-Type Ferroelectric and Conductive Metallic Oxide Films

By Zhigao Hu, Yawei Li, Wenwu Li, Jiajun Zhu, Min Zhu, Ziqiang Zhu and Junhao Chu


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5. Epitaxial SrRuO3 Thin Films Deposited on SrO buffered-Si(001) Substrates for Ferroelectric Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 Thin Films

By Soon-Gil Yoon


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6. Electrocaloric Effect (ECE) in Ferroelectric Polymer Films

By S. G. Lu, B. Rozic, Z. Kutnjak and Q. M. Zhang


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7. Study on Substitution Effect of Bi4Ti3O12 Ferroelectric Thin Films

By Jianjun Li, Jun Yu and Ping Li


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8. Uniaxially Aligned Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) and Carbon Nanofiber Yarns through Electrospinning of a Precursor

By Hidenori Okuzaki and Hu Yan


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9. Applications of Carbon Materials for Ferroelectric and Related Materials

By Young-Seak Lee, Euigyung Jeong and Ji Sun Im


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10. Dielectric Relaxation Phenomenon in Ferroelectric Perovskite-related Structures

By Aimé Peláiz-Barranco and José De Los Santos Guerra


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11. The Ferroelectric-Ferromagnetic Composite Ceramics with High Permittivity and High Permeability in Hyper-Frequency

By Yang Bai


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12. Aging-Induced, Defect-Mediated Double Ferroelectric Hysteresis Loops and Large Recoverable Electrostrains in Mn-Doped Orthorhombic KNbO3-Based Lead-Free Ceramics

By Siu Wing Or


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13. Effects of B-Site Donor and Acceptor Doping in Pb-Free (Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 Ceramics

By Yeon Soo Sung and Myong Ho Kim


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14. Enhanced Dielectric and Ferroelectric Properties of Donor (W6+, Eu3+) Substituted SBT Ferroelectric Ceramics

By Indrani Coondoo and Neeraj Panwar


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15. Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Ferroelectric Phase Transitions

By Shu-tao Ai


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16. Theories and Methods of First Order Ferroelectric Phase Transitions

By Chunlei Wang


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17. Electroacoustic Waves in a Ferroelectric Crystal with of a Moving System of Domain Walls

By Evgeniy Vilkov and Sergey Maryshev


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18. Ferroelectric Optics: Optical Bistability in Nonlinear Kerr Ferroelectric Materials

By Abdel-baset Ibrahim, Mohd Kamil Abd Rahman and Junaidah Osman


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19. Nonlinear Conversion Enhancement for Efficient Piezoelectric Electrical Generators

By Daniel Guyomar and Mickaël Lallart


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20. Quantum Chemical Investigations of Structural Parameters of PVDF-based Organic Ferroelectric Materials

By Ortiz Elba, Cuan Angeles, NoreÑa Luis, Cortes- Romero Carlos and Wang Qing


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21. An Exact Impedance Control of DC Motors Using Casimir Functions

By Satoru Sakai


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22. Stabilization of Networked Control Systems with Input Saturation

By PooGyeon Park and Sung Hyun Kim


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23. Robust Sampled-Data Control Design of Uncertain Fuzzy Systems with Discrete and Distributed Delays

By Yuzu Uchida, Makoto Nishigaki and Jun Yoneyama


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24. Numerical Solution of a System of Polynomial Parametric Form Fuzzy Linear Equations

By Majid Amirfakhrian


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