- Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Format: Hardback | 154 pages
- Dimensions: 154mm x 234mm x 18mm | 440g
- Publication date: 30 May 2005
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0387233113
- ISBN 13: 9780387233116
- Edition statement: 2005 ed.
- Illustrations note: 5 black & white tables, biography
It has been more than 80 years since Valasek first recognized the existence of a dielectric analogue to ferromagnetism, ferroelectricity, in Rochelle salt. Much as with semiconductor research, the initial studies of ferroelectric materials focused on homogeneous materials. Unlike semiconductor research, however, which rapidly expanded into n- homogeneous structures and devices, investigations of compositionally graded and layered ferroelectrics have been relatively recent endeavors. Indeed, many of the most significant results and analysis pertaining to polarization-graded ferroelectrics have only appeared in publication within the last ten years. Further extensions of these concepts to the general class of order-parameter graded ferroic materials, as depicted on the cover of this book, have (with one exception) been totally lacking. It was thus with a great deal of excitement that we assembled the manuscript for this book. The primary focus of this study is directed toward polarization-graded ferroelectrics and their active components, transpacitors; however, the findings presented here are quite general. The theory of graded 2 and 5; whereas, much of the ferroics is put on a solid foundation in chapters introductory material relies more heavily upon analogy. This was done so as to provide the reader with an intuitive approach to graded ferroics, thereby enabling them to see heterogeneous ferroics as clearly logical extensions of passive semiconductor junction devices such as p-n and n-p diodes and their active manifestations, transistors, to: transpacitors, transductors, translastics, and ultimately to the general active ferroic elements, transponents.
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Graded Ferroelectrics, Transpacitors and Transponents details the experimental and theoretical aspects of newly emerging ferroelectric devices, and their extensions to other ferroic systems such as: ferromagnetics, ferroelastics, piezoelectrics, etc. The theory and experimental results pertaining to non-homogeneous active ferroic devices and structures are presented The primary focus of the book is directed toward polarization-graded ferroelectrics and their active components - transpacitors; however, the findings here are quite general. The theory of graded ferroics is put on a solid foundation in Chapters 2 and 5, whereas much of the introductory material relies more heavily upon analogy. This was done so as to provide the reader with an intuitive approach to graded ferroics. Heterogeneous ferroics are shown as logical extensions of passive semiconductor junction devices such as p-n and n-p diodes and their active manifestations: transistors, to transpacitors, transductors, translastics and ultimately to the general active ferroic elements, transponents.
Table of contents
Polarization-Graded Ferroelectrics: The Dielectric Analogues of Semiconductor Junction Devices.- Thermodynamic Theory of Polarization-Graded Ferroelectrics.- Graded Ferroelectric Devices (GFDs).- Trans-capacitive Devices: Transpacitors.- Graded Ferroics and Transponents.