Ferroelectricity at the Nanoscale

Basics and Applications

  • Vladimir Fridkin
  • Stephen Ducharme

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vladimir Fridkin, Stephen Ducharme
    Pages 1-9
  3. Vladimir Fridkin, Stephen Ducharme
    Pages 11-15
  4. Vladimir Fridkin, Stephen Ducharme
    Pages 17-27
  5. Vladimir Fridkin, Stephen Ducharme
    Pages 29-65
  6. Vladimir Fridkin, Stephen Ducharme
    Pages 67-85
  7. Vladimir Fridkin, Stephen Ducharme
    Pages 87-120
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 121-122

About this book


The investigation of nanosized ferroelectric films and ferroelectric nanocrystals has attracted much attention during the past 15 – 20 years. There is interest in the fundamental and applied aspects. The theoretical basis is connected with the development of the Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire (LGD) mean field and the first principles theories to the ultrathin ferroelectric films with thickness in the vicinity of critical size. Important potential applications are possible nanosize ferroelectric films in non-volatile memories, microelectronics, sensors, pyroelectric and electro-optic devices. This new area of research of ferroelectricity is still in impetuous development and far from completion. Many topics elucidated  need generalization. The book contains theory and experimental data for a wide range of ferroelectric materials.


Electro-Optic Devices Ferroelectric Nanocrystals Langmuir-Blodgett Films Mean-field Theory Microelectronic Sensors Perovskite Structure Pyroelectric Devices The First Principles Theory Thin Ferroelectric Films

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Fridkin
    • 1
  • Stephen Ducharme
    • 2
  1. 1.The Russian Academy of Sciences Laboratory for Nonlinear CrystalsInstitute of CrystallographyMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-41006-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-41007-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-4904
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7127
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