Characterisation of Ferroelectric Bulk Materials and Thin Films

  • Markys G. Cain
Part of the Springer Series in Measurement Science and Technology book series (SSMST, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mark Stewart, Markys G. Cain, Paul Weaver
    Pages 1-14
  3. Markys G. Cain, Mark Stewart
    Pages 15-35
  4. Mark Stewart, Markys G. Cain
    Pages 37-64
  5. Roger Whatmore
    Pages 65-86
  6. Zhaorong Huang, Glenn Leighton
    Pages 87-113
  7. Serban Lepadatu, Markys G. Cain
    Pages 191-219
  8. C. Chima-Okereke, M. J. Reece, Markys G. Cain
    Pages 221-231
  9. Markys G. Cain, Mark Stewart
    Pages 233-242
  10. Markys G. Cain, Mark Stewart
    Pages 267-275
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 277-280

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a comprehensive review of the most important methods used in the characterisation of piezoelectric, ferroelectric and pyroelectric materials. It covers techniques for the analysis of bulk materials and thick and thin film materials and devices.

There is a growing demand by industry to adapt and integrate piezoelectric materials into ever smaller devices and structures. Such applications development requires the joint development of reliable, robust, accurate and – most importantly – relevant and applicable measurement and characterisation methods and models. In the past few years there has been a rapid development of new techniques to model and measure the variety of properties that are deemed important for applications development engineers and scientists.

The book has been written by the leaders in the field and many chapters represent established measurement best practice, with a strong emphasis on application of the methods via worked examples and detailed experimental procedural descriptions. Each chapter contains numerous diagrams, images, and measurement data, all of which are fully referenced and indexed.

The book is intended to occupy space in the research or technical lab, and will be a valuable and practical resource for students, materials scientists, engineers, and lab technicians.

Keywords

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Editors and affiliations

  • Markys G. Cain
    • 1
  1. 1.National Physical LaboratoryTeddington, MiddlesexUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9311-1
  • Copyright Information © Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9310-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9311-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7807
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7815
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