Ferroelectricity: Materials, characteristics & applications

A. Safari, R. K. Panda, V. F. Janas

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Ceramic materials and single crystals showing ferroelectric behavior are being used in many applications in electronics and optics. A large number of applications of ferroelectric ceramics also exploit properties that are an indirect consequence of ferroelectricity, such as dielectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric and electro-optic properties. This review introduces the basic principles and characteristics of ferroelectric materials and lists various materials chosen from single crystals, ceramics, polymers and ceramic-polymer composites which show ferroelectric behavior. Many different applications arising from ferroelectricity and related phenomena in ceramics and thin films have been discussed with their processing techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-70
Number of pages36
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue number122-124
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Ceramics
  • Dielectrics
  • Ferroelectricity
  • Piezoelectricity
  • Pyroelectricity
  • Single Crystals
  • Thin Films

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