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Special Issue "Advances in Ceramic and Molecular Ferroelectric Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced and Functional Ceramics and Glasses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021) | Viewed by 907

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Chris M. Fancher
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Interests: crystallographic texture; in situ diffraction; mechanics of materials; ferroelectricity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The texture of functional materials is a controlling factor governing their performance in application. Texture engineering has become a vital tool for enhancing the functionality of materials by exploiting their intrinsic property anisotropy. In addition, the crystallographic texture stores information about the history of materials because processing and external forces strongly influence the microstructure. For example, ceramists routinely quantified crystallographic textures to correlate enhancing in properties with processing-induced texturing and infer extrinsic contributions to the macroscopic properties from ferroelastic textures. Deformation textures in olivine enable geologists to determine the thermomechanical processes inside the Earth’s crust.

The continued advances in measurement probes (electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and X-ray/neutron diffraction) and data analysis methods require research with higher fidelity information texture information.

Dr. Chris M. Fancher
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • texture of materials
  • crystal plasticity
  • theory and modeling of texture
  • methods and techniques

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Diffraction Methods for Qualitative and Quantitative Texture Analysis of Ferroelectric Ceramics
Materials 2021, 14(19), 5633; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14195633 - 28 Sep 2021
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Crystallographic textures are pervasive in ferroelectrics and underpin the functional properties of devices utilizing these materials because many macroscopic properties (e.g., piezoelectricity) require a non-random distribution of dipoles. Inducing a preferred grain texture has become a viable route to improve these functional properties. [...] Read more.
Crystallographic textures are pervasive in ferroelectrics and underpin the functional properties of devices utilizing these materials because many macroscopic properties (e.g., piezoelectricity) require a non-random distribution of dipoles. Inducing a preferred grain texture has become a viable route to improve these functional properties. X-ray and neutron diffraction have become valuable tools to probe crystallographic textures. This paper presents an overview of qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing crystallographic textures in electroceramics (domain and grain textures) and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Ceramic and Molecular Ferroelectric Materials)
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