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Preparation, Properties and Applications of Ferroelectric Materials

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 159

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: multiferroic materials; scanning probe microscopy
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Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea
Interests: ferroelectrics; scanning transmission electron microscopy; oxide materials

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Department of Chemistry, University of Paderborn, 33098 Paderborn, Germany
Interests: electrocatalysis; piezocatalysis; photocatalysis; carbon materials; transition metal-based catalysis‬‬‬‬‬
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Hebei Key Laboratory of Photoelectric Control on Surface and Interface, College of Science, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang 050018, China
Interests: nanoferroelectric materials; piezocatalysis
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School of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189, China
Interests: multiferroic materials; scanning probe microscopy; single crystal growth; epitaxial thin films

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ferroelectric materials, characterized by electrically switchable polarization, can be broadly applied in elemental electronics in modern society. Recently, the materials library of ferroelectrics and associated applications have been expanded by virtue of advanced synthesis techniques and cutting-edge characterization tools. For instance, regarding materials, 2D van der Waals (vdW) ferroelectrics are made available by the chemical vapor transport and the tear-and-stack method; flexible epitaxial thin films are made accessible via the insertion of the sacrificial layer and the transfer technique, etc. Regarding characterization, scanning probe microscope techniques allow for the study of local piezoresponses under external excitations, such as thermal, mechanical and electrical excitations. Moreover, the aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope features an atomic-scale resolution of ferroelectricity. Such advancements in material fabrication and property characterization have not only brought new physics in ferroelectrics, but also found more applications in energy storage, catalysis, logic elements and post-Moore’s law nanoelectronics.

Clearly, the future holds great promise for the utilization of ferroelectric materials in novel applications. This Special Issue aims to showcase the latest advancements in the fabrication, characterization and associated applications of ferroelectrics within various fields. We welcome contributions related to the synthesis and characterization of novel ferroelectrics, theoretical studies exploring new physics and functionalities, and nanoelectronic device developments based on ferroelectrics.

Dr. Dawei Zhang
Dr. Zhipeng Wang
Dr. Ying Pan
Dr. Ran Su
Dr. Linglong Li
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  • ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics
  • energy storage
  • nanoelectronics
  • catalysis

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