News tagged with ferroelectric polarization

Imaging ferroelectric domains

( —When thin films of ferroelectric materials are grown on single-crystal substrates, they can develop regions of aligned polarization—called "domains"—that often adopt complex patterns. Manipulation of ferroelectric ...

dateJan 31, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Crystals for efficient refrigeration

(—Researchers at the Carnegie Institution have discovered a new efficient way to pump heat using crystals. The crystals can pump or extract heat, even on the nanoscale, so they could be used on computer chips to ...

dateNov 05, 2012 in General Physics
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