noun see ferroelectric

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  • Ferroelectricity — is a property of certain materials which possess a spontaneous electric polarization that can be reversed by the application of an external electric field.[1][2] The term is used in analogy to ferromagnetism, in which a material exhibits a… …   Wikipedia

  • ferroelectricity — See ferroelectric. * * * ▪ physics       property of certain nonconducting crystals, or dielectrics, that exhibit spontaneous electric polarization (separation of the centre of positive and negative electric charge, making one side of the crystal …   Universalium

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  • ferroelectricity — noun The electric polarization of a substance (spontaneous presence of a dipole moment) that is analagous to ferromagnetism See Also: ferroelectric …   Wiktionary

  • ferroelectricity — spontaneous alignment of electric dipoles within a material under the influence of an electric field, resulting in a hysteresis loop when the direction of electric field is switched …   Mechanics glossary

  • ferroelectricity — fer·ro·electricity …   English syllables

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  • Multiferroics — have been formally defined as materials that exhibit more than one primary ferroic order parameter simultaneously (i.e. in a single phase).[1] The four basic primary ferroic order parameters are ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, ferroelasticity… …   Wikipedia

  • Ceramic materials — Ceramic Si3N4 bearing parts Ceramic materials are inorganic, non metallic materials and things made from them. They may be crystalline or partly crystalline. They are formed by the action of heat and subsequent cooling.[1] Clay was one of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Paraelectricity — is the ability of many materials (specifically ceramic crystals) to become polarized under an applied electric field. Unlike Ferroelectricity; this can happen even if there is no permanent electric dipole that exists in the material, and removal… …   Wikipedia

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