Microcracking and Electric Fatigue of Ferroelectric Ceramics

  • Qing Jiang
Conference paper


Materials capable of exhibiting memory (or active) behavior through microstructural transformations have been generally termed as smart materials. Investigations of applications of smart materials in design of structures/systems, which can monitor their own condition, detect impending failure, control damage, and adapt to changing environments, represent a cutting-edge research area. A special class of these materials which can exhibit memory behavior through electrically-induced microstructural transformations, such as ferroelectric crystals, are called electronic smart materials.This project is currently focused upon improvement of the mechanical and electrical strength of ferroelectric crystals.


Domain Wall Barium Titanate Spontaneous Polarization Intergranular Crack Lead Zirconate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qing Jiang
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering Mechanics, Center for Materials Research and AnalysisUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

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