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Advanced Ferroelectricity

Robert Blinc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199570942
eISBN:
9780191728631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570942.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The field of ferroelectricity has greatly expanded and changed recently. In addition to classical organic and inorganic ferroelectrics as well as composite ferroelectrics new fields and materials ... More


Organic, inorganic and composite ferroelectrics

Robert Blinc

in Advanced Ferroelectricity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199570942
eISBN:
9780191728631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570942.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This is an introductory chapter that summarizes the recent advances in the field of ferroelectricity. The increase in the number of publications in different subfields and in the number of ... More


FERROIC MATERIALS

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses ferroic materials, which are the first of the three types of nonlinear-response materials discussed in this book, the other two being soft materials and nanostructured ... More


THE ROLE OF STRONG H-BONDS IN NATURE: A GALLERY OF FUNCTIONAL H-BONDS

Gastone Gilli and Paola Gilli

in The Nature of the Hydrogen Bond: Outline of a Comprehensive Hydrogen Bond Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558964
eISBN:
9780191720949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558964.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

Functional H-bonds are H-bonds which are significantly stronger than the surrounding ones and, for this reason, can play a specific role in the mechanism of action of important chemical or ... More


Critical Phenomena

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Critical phenomena occur very close to a second-order phase transition. For example, a ferromagnet near its Curie point behaves quite similarly to a liquid near its critical point, and a ... More


Magnetic And Optic Studies Of Local Environment

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses the various methods available for the measurement of local crystal symmetry and of local vibrational motion in ferroelectric systems. A basic disadvantage of many of these ... More


Non-Linear Optics

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

A variety of optical phenomena can be classified under the heading of nonlinear optics. Examples are the Kerr and Pockels electro-optic effects, the Zeeman effect, and the photoelastic effect in ... More


Applications Of Ferroelectrics

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Throughout its history, the study of ferroelectricity has been closely linked with device applications. The discovery of the first ferroelectric was made during studies of Rochelle salt which had ... More


Oxygen Octahedra

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

A very important group of ferroelectrics is that known as the perovskites from the mineral perovskite CaTiO3 (which itself is actually a distorted perovskite structure). The perfect perovskite ... More


Order-Disorder Ferroelectrics

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Ionic motion in a double-well local potential can be cast theoretically in the language of cooperative magnetism. In this modern approach, the potential minima referred to are with respect to a ... More


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