What is it about?

A relaxor ferroelectric ceramic is special, because its dielectric properties depend on the frequency of the oscillating electric field as well as the temperature.

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Why is it important?

The article presents a simple approach towards understanding the dielectric properties in terms of the chemical composition of the relevant perovskite - type crystal structure.


This is an early example of a type of material with properties determined by its nanostructure. This work was carried out before the nanomaterial boom took off.

Professor Noel William Thomas
Hochschule Koblenz

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This page is a summary of: A new framework for understanding relaxor ferroelectrics, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, January 1990, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/0022-3697(90)90025-b.
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