Ferroelectric films

D. R. Uhlmann, J. T. Dawley, W. H. Poisl, B. J.J. Zelinski, G. Teowee

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The preparation and properties of ferroelectric films are reviewed. Specific attention is directed to ferroelectric films prepared by wet chemical methods. Emphasis is placed on the microstructure and properties of SBT films for memory applications, and their dependence on chemistry and processing, as well as on the effects of chemistry and processing on the properties of piezoelectric and pyroelectric films. Emphasis is placed on recent results obtained in our laboratories, including modeling of the ferroelectric behavior of films and experimental results in each of these areas. Also considered is the use of ferroelectric films in memory, piezoelectric and pyro-electric devices of various types, with specific note made of the recently-announced use of pyroelectric sensors in automobiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-64
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Dec 2000
Event10th International Workshop pn Glass and Ceramics, Hybrids and Nanocomposites from Gels - Yokohama, Jpn
Duration: Sep 20 1999Sep 24 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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