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Discovery in ferroelectric material reveals unique property, promising application potential

November 20, 2019

A discovery from a team of physicists and other researchers is breaking new ground in the study of…
Revealing ‘hidden’ phases of matter through the power of light

June 14, 2019

Most people think of water as existing in only one of three phases: solid ice, liquid water, or…
Artist’s rendering of a 2D material undergoing phase change using a transistor-scale platform developed in the lab of Stephen Wu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of physics. (University of Rochester illustration / Michael Osadciw)
Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

June 12, 2019

Two-dimensional (2D) materials—as thin as a single layer of atoms—have intrigued scientists with their flexibility, elasticity, and unique…
New measuring equipment enhances research into electromechanical conversion

September 26, 2018

Electromechanical conversion is a newly established research area at DTU Energy, which includes research in electrostrictive, piezoelectric, dielectric…
Relaxor ferroelectrics: Relax, just break it

July 20, 2018

The properties of a solid depend on the arrangement of its atoms, which form a periodic crystal structure.…
Scientists Help Thin-Film Ferroelectrics Go Extreme

May 11, 2017

Scientists have greatly expanded the range of functional temperatures for ferroelectrics, a key material used in a variety…
New study of ferroelectrics offers roadmap to multivalued logic for neuromorphic computing

February 13, 2017

Research published Wednesday in Nature Scientific Reports lays out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material to process…
Flexible ferroelectrics bring two material worlds together

January 17, 2017

Until recently, “flexible ferroelectrics” could have been thought of as the same type of oxymoronic phrase. However, thanks…
NRL Develops Novel Monolayer Ferroelectric Hybrid Structures

January 6, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, have demonstrated that the intensity…
A Conscious Coupling of Magnetic and Electric Materials

September 22, 2016

Scientists have successfully paired ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small…
Chemists Establish Fundamentals of Ferroelectric Materials

June 21, 2016

Ferromagnetic materials, like compass needles, are useful because their magnetic polarization makes them rotate to align with magnetic…
Polar Vortices Observed in Ferroelectric

February 1, 2016

The observation in a ferroelectric material of “polar vortices” that appear to be the electrical cousins of magnetic…
New Acoustic Technique Reveals Structural Information in Nanoscale Materials

December 29, 2015

Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in…
Development of ferroelectric devices delivering giant voltage under visible light

October 21, 2015

University of Tokyo researchers have succeeded in developing ferroelectric devices delivering a high voltage of 23 volts under…
Physicists defy conventional wisdom to identify ferroelectric nanomaterial

September 19, 2015

A team of physicists has defied conventional wisdom by inducing stable ferroelectricity in a sheet of strontium titanate…
Discovery advances ferroelectrics in quest for lower power transistors

December 17, 2014

Direct Observation of Negative Capacitance in Ferroelectric Material Reported by CITRIS Engineers and Materials Scientists at UC Berkeley An…
Simultaneous Imaging of Ferromagnetic and Ferroelectric Domains

October 3, 2014

An international team led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology have discovered a…
Promising ferroelectric materials suffer from unexpected electric polarizations

August 19, 2014

Brookhaven Lab scientists find surprising locked charge polarizations that impede performance in next-gen materials that could otherwise revolutionize…
Funky ferroelectric properties probed with X-rays

June 11, 2014

Ferroelectric materials like barium titanate, a ceramic used in capacitors, are essential to many electronic devices. Typical ferroelectric…
Using electron beams to encode data in nanocrystals

March 27, 2014

A simulated polarization pattern (top left), polarization vectors within the simulation (top right), and polarization patterns visualized using…
Thermotropic Phase Boundaries in Classic Ferroelectrics

February 7, 2014

Novel monoclinic subphases in ferroelectric BaTiO3 were observed by Center for Nanoscale Materials users from The Pennsylvania State University…
Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing

November 19, 2013

Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports…
Ferroelectric-graphene-based system could lead to improved information processing

June 21, 2013

Researchers at MIT have proposed a new system that combines ferroelectric materials — the kind often used for…
Material scientists build ferroelectric memory device based on light response

June 13, 2013

Researchers in Singapore, with assistance from materials scientist Ramamoorthy Ramesh, of the University of California, have succeeded in…
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