Rabe, Karin M., Ahn, Charles H., Triscone, Jean-Marc (Eds.)
2007, XII, 388 p. 129 illus. Also available online.
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Concise, thorough review of breakthroughs of the past two decades
Considers novel fabrication methods and nanoscale applications of ferroelectric materials
Describes new theoretical methods such as the effective Hamiltonian approach and density functional theory
During the past two decades, revolutionary breakthroughs have occurred in the understanding of ferroelectric materials, both from the perspective of theory and experiment. First principles approaches, including the Berry phase formulation of ferroelectricity, now allow accurate, quantitative predictions of material properties, and single crystalline thin films are now available for fundamental studies of these materials. In addition, the need for high dielectric constant insulators and nonvolatile memories in semiconductor applications has motivated a renaissance in the investigation of these materials. This book addresses the paradigmatic shifts in understanding brought about by these breakthroughs, including the consideration of novel fabrication methods of single crystalline ferroelectric thin films and nanoscale applications of these materials, and new theoretical methods such as the effective Hamiltonian approach and density functional theory. A book for practicing scientists as well as graduate students.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Epitaxial Ferroelectric Thin Films - Helium-Atom-Streuung - Semiconductor - Size Effects - electricity - ferroelectrics - first principles calculations - growth methods - material - materials - modern theory of ferroelectrics - nanoscale systems - oxides - tables - thin films