Ferroelectric Devices, Second Edition / Edition 2

Ferroelectric Devices, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Kenji Uchino
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Taylor & Francis

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Ferroelectric Devices, Second Edition / Edition 2

Updating its bestselling predecessor, Ferroelectric Devices, Second Edition assesses the last decade of developments—and setbacks—in the commercialization of ferroelectricity. Field pioneer and esteemed author Uchino provides insight into why this relatively nascent and interdisciplinary process has failed so far without a systematic accumulation of fundamental knowledge regarding materials and device development.

Filling the informational void, this collection of information reviews state-of-the-art research and development trends reflecting nano and optical technologies, environmental regulation, and alternative energy sources. Like the first edition, which became a standard in the field, this volume provides a general introduction to ferroelectrics with theoretical background. It then addresses practical design and device manufacturing, including recently developed processes and applications. Updating old data with a forecast of future developments, the text analyzes improvements to original ferroelectric devices to aid the design process of new ones.

The second edition includes new sections on:

  • Pb-free piezoelectrics
  • Size effect on ferroelectricity
  • Electrocaloric devices
  • Micro mass sensor
  • Piezoelectric energy harvesting
  • Light valves and scanners
  • Multi-ferroic devices, including magneto-electric sensors

Uchino provides a general introduction to the theoretical background of ferroelectric devices, practical materials, device designs, drive/control techniques, and typical applications. He presents frequently asked questions from students, lab demonstrations for practical understanding, and "check point" quizzes and model solutions to monitor understanding.

After a thorough exploration of ferroelectric devices and their past, this book looks to the industry’s future, assessing market size and remaining reliability/lifetime issues. The author also unveils his strategy for developing "best-selling" ferroelectric devices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439803752
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/04/2009
Pages: 367
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

General View of Ferroelectrics

Crystal Structure and Ferroelectricity

Origin of Spontaneous Polarization

Origin of Field-Induced Strain

Electro-Optic Effect

Example of Ferroelectrics

Applications of Ferroelectrics

Mathematical Treatment of Ferroelectrics

Tensor Representation of Physical Properties

Phenomenology of Ferroelectricity

Phenomenology of Antiferroelectricity

Ferroelectric Domain Contributions

Designing with Materials and Devices and Fabrication Processes

Material Designing

Fabrication Processes of Ceramics

Device Designing

Size Effect on Ferroelectricity

High-Permittivity Dielectrics

Ceramic Capacitors

Chip Capacitors

Hybrid Substrates

Relaxor Ferroelectrics

Ferroelectric Memory Devices


Nonvolatile Ferroelectric Memory

Pyroelectric Devices

Pyroelectric Materials

Temperature/Infrared Sensors

Infrared Image Sensors

Electrocaloric Devices

Piezoelectric Devices

Piezoelectric Materials and Properties

Pressure Sensors/Accelerometers/Gyroscopes

Piezoelectric Vibrators/Ultrasonic Transducers

Surface Acoustic Wave Devices

Micromass Sensors

Piezoelectric Transformers

Piezoelectric Actuators

Ultrasonic Motors

Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

Electro-Optic Devices

Electro-Optic Effect—Review

Transparent Electro-Optic Ceramics

Bulk Electro-Optic Devices

Waveguide Modulators

PTC Materials

Mechanism of PTC Phenomenon

PTC Thermistors

Grain Boundary Layer Capacitors

Composite Materials


Composite Effects

PZT:Polymer Composites

Composite Dampers and Energy Harvesters

Magnetoelectric Sensors

Future of Ferroelectric Devices

Market Share

Reliability Issues

Development of Bestselling Devices


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