Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642410073
  • ISBN-13: 9783642410079
  • DDC: 537.2448
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 122 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The investigation of nanosized ferroelectric films and ferroelectric nanocrystals has attracted much attention during the past 15 – 20 years. There is interest in the fundamental and applied aspects. The theoretical basis is connected with the development of the Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire (LGD) mean field and the first principles theories to the ultrathin ferroelectric films with thickness in the vicinity of critical size. Important potential applications are possible nanosize ferroelectric films in non-volatile memories, microelectronics, sensors, pyroelectric and electro-optic devices. This new area of research of ferroelectricity is still in impetuous development and far from completion. Many topics elucidated need generalization. The book contains theory and experimental data for a wide range of ferroelectric materials.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter: Part 1.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter: Part 2.
Dedication Page.
1: Ferroelectricity and Ferroelectric Phase Transition.
2: Thin Ferroelectric Films and the Finite-Size Effect.
3: Critical Size in Ferroelectricity.
4: Ultrathin Ferroelectric Films.
5: Ferroelectric Nanocrystals and Nanodomains.
6: Switching Kinetics at the Nanoscale.