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An Introduction to the Phenomenological Theory of Ferroelectricity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080063621, 9781483154596

An Introduction to the Phenomenological Theory of Ferroelectricity

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs In: Natural Philosophy

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Author: J. Grindlay
Editor: D. Ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483154596
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 270
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An Introduction to the Phenomenological Theory of Ferroelectricity covers topics about the basis and derivation of the macroscopic or phenomenological theory of the elastic, dielectric and thermal properties of crystals as applied in the field of ferroelectricity.
The monograph discusses the elastic, dielectric, and thermal properties of ferroelectric crystals; the standard linear time-dependent electroelastic theory; the non-linear static properties of an elastic dielectric on a variational principle; and the phenomenological theory of the static thermal, elastic, and dielectric properties of a homogeneous material.
The book also describes the theory of the static non-linear behavior of an elastic dielectric as well as the phenomenological models for ferroelectricity. Students taking physics courses and practicing physicists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Ferroelectricity

1.1 Ferroelectricity

1.1.1 Ferroelectricity

1.1.2 Dielectric Hysteresis

1.2 Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate

1.3 Rochelle Salt

1.4 Barium Titanate

1.5 Mueller's Theory


Chapter 2 The Linear Elastic Dielectric

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Infinitesimal Strain

2.2.1 Deformation

2.2.2 Physical Significance of the Sij

2.2.3 Compatibility Relations

2.3 Stress

2.3.1 Stress and Body Forces

2.3.2 Conservation of Momentum

2.3.3 Stress Tensor

2.3.4 Boundary Conditions

2.3.5 Mechanical Work

2.3.6 Inequivalence of Body Forces and Stresses

2.4 Electric and Displacement Fields

2.4.1 Electric Field

2.4.2 Field Equations and Boundary Conditions

2.4.3 Electrostatic Work

2.4.4 Depolarization Factor

2.5 The Linear Elastic Dielectric

2.5.1 Assumptions

2.5.2 Field Equations and Boundary Conditions

2.5.3 Equations of State I

2.5.4 Equations of State II

2.5.5 Quasi-Linear Theory

2.5.6 Summary


Chapter 3 Thermodynamics of the Elastic Dielectric

3.1 Thermodynamic Identities

3.1.1 The First Law

3.1.2 Thermodynamic Potentials

3.1.3 Thermodynamic Identities I

3.1.4 Thermodynamic Identities II

3.1.5 Change of Initial State

3.2 Stability

3.2.1 Stable Equilibrium

3.2.2 Stability Conditions

3.2.3 Phase Transitions I

3.2.4 Phase Transitions II

3.2.5 Ehrenfest Classification

3.3 Equations of State

3.3.1 Equations of State

3.3.2 Compliances

3.3.3 Identities

3.3.4 Linear Equations of State I

3.3.5 Linear Equations of State II

3.3.6 Transformation of Axes

3.3.7 Material Symmetry

3.3.8 Quasi-Linear Theory

3.3.9 D or P

3.4 Neighborhood Temperature

3.4.1 Neighborhood Temperature

3.4.2 Ehrenfest Relations

3.4.3 The Cylindrical Approximation

3.4.4 General Case

3.4.5 TGS


Chapter 4 The Non-linear Elastic Dielectric

4.1 The Non-linear Elastic Dielectric

4.1.1 Finite Deformation

4.1.2 Variational Principle

4.1.3 Field Equations and Boundary Conditions

4.1.4 Work and Energy

4.1.5 Conservation of Momentum

4.1.6 Invariance I

4.1.7 Invariance II

4.1.8 Summary

4.1.9 Linear Theory

4.2 Approximation

4.2.1 Equations of State

4.2.2 Approximation

4.2.3 Maxwell Stress

4.2.4 m3m Material Symmetry

4.3 Dielectric Slab

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Boundary Conditions

4.3.3 Comparison with the Quasi-linear Theory

4.3.4 Barium Titanate


Chapter 5 Phenomenological Models for Ferroelectricity

5.1 Dielectric Properties

5.1.1 Stability and Constraints

5.1.2 Dielectric Equation of State

5.1.3 Phase Transition, ξ > 0

5.1.4 Phase Transition, ξ < 0

5.1.5 Dielectric Hysteresis

5.1.6 Numerics

5.1.7 Ε = 0, ξ ≥ 0

5.1.8 E = 0, ξ < 0

5.1.9 Field Dependent Permeability θ >< θ

5.1.10 The Critical Point

5.2 Electrocaloric Coupling

5.2.1 Entropy and Specific Heats

5.2.2 E = 0

5.2.3 Field Dependence of Entropy and Specific Heats

5.2.4 Transition Heat and Transition Entropy

5.2.5 Electrocaloric Effect

5.3 Electroelastic Coupling

5.3.1 Introduction

5.3.2 Spontaneous Strain

5.3.3 The Free Crystal and the Clamped Crystal (A)

5.3.4 The Free Crystal and the Clamped Crystal (B)

5.3.5 Hydrostatic Pressure

5.4 Phase Transition

Part I. Model (A)

Part II. Model (B)

5.5 A Multi-Axial Ferroelectric Model

5.5.1 Equations of State

5.5.2 Stability Conditions


Glossary of Symbols


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J. Grindlay

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D. Ter Haar

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