Indrani Coondoo

University of Aveiro

Dr. Indrani Coondoo has worked as a FCT Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Aveiro, Portugal (2010-2017). She will soon be inducted on a scientific work contract at the same university. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Puerto Rico, USA (2010). She obtained her Doctorate degree from the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi (2008). She served as a CSIR- Research Associate and Project Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory, India (2008-2009). Her research interest lies in the study of lead-free piezoelectrics, layered ferroelectrics, multiferroics. She has published more than fifty research papers in journals of international repute. She has one USA patent to her credit. She is the referee of many international journals. She has edited a book entitled “Ferroelectrics” and written many book chapters and review articles.

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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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