Properties of Ferroic Nanomaterials


Ferroic materials have attracted a significant amount of attention due to their ability to be polarized in an applied external field. This polarization response lends these materials to a wide variety of applications, including sensors, actuators, and other medical and electronic devices. However, the properties of ferroic materials change when the size scale of the material reaches the nanoscale. These, ferroic nanomaterials have unique properties compared to their bulk counterparts, which can be leveraged for novel applications. In this chapter, the unique properties of ferroic materials at the nanoscale will be discussed within the context of their bulk properties and new applications.

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Properties of Ferroic Nanomaterials
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Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties
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  • Bharat Bhushan Send Email (1)
  • Dan Luo Send Email (2)
  • Scott R. Schricker Send Email (3)
  • Wolfgang Sigmund Send Email (4)
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  • 1 Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 2 Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • 3 Division of Restorative, Prosthetic and Primary Care, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • 5 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
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  • Jennifer S. Andrew Send Email (6)
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  • 6 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Rhines Hall 162, Gainesville, FL, 32611-6400, USA
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