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Relaxor 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/9780199570942.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Relaxors are site‐ and charge‐disordered crystals or solid solutions where charge disorder induces random fields. They are characterized by the appearance of polar nanoclusters that are much smaller ... More


Electrocaloric effect in ferroelectrics and ferroelectric thin films

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/9780199570942.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

A theory of the electrocaloric effect is presented. It is shown that the electrocaloric effect in ferroelectrics is maximal at the electric‐field‐induced first‐order phase transition, whereas it is ... More


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