Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications

Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications

1st Edition - October 27, 2021

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  • Editor: Kamal Asadi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215524
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128215517

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Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications aims to bring an up-to date account of the field with discussion of recent findings. This book presents an interdisciplinary resource for scientists from both academia and industry on the science and applications of molecular organic piezo- and ferroelectric materials. The book addresses the fundamental science of ferroelectric polymers, molecular crystals, supramolecular networks, and other key and emerging organic materials systems. It touches on important processing and characterization methods and provides an overview of current and emerging applications of organic piezoelectrics and ferroelectrics for electronics, sensors, energy harvesting, and biomedical technologies. Organic Ferroelectric Materials and Applications will be of special interest to those in academia or industry working in materials science, engineering, chemistry, and physics.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of key physical properties of the emerging piezoelectric and ferroelectric molecular and supramolecular systems
  • Discusses best practices of processing, patterning, and characterization methods and techniques
  • Addresses current and emerging applications for electronics, materials development, sensors, energy harvesting, and biomedical technologies


Academia or industry working in materials science, engineering, chemistry, and physics

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Organic Piezoelectrics and Ferroelectrics
    Kamal Asadi
    2. Ferroelectric Charge-Transfer Complexes and Electronic Ferroelectricity
    Sachio Horiuchi, Shoji Ishibashi and Yoshinori Tokura
    3. Hydrogen-Bonded Organic Molecular Ferroelectrics/Antiferroelectrics
    Sachio Horiuchi, Shoji Ishibashi and Yoshinori Tokura
    4. Synthesis of PVDF and its Copolymers
    Katja Loos
    5. VDF and its Blends
    Cheolmin Park
    6. Nylons
    Lei Zhu and Zhongbo Zhang
    7. Dipole Switching Dynamics in Organic Ferroelectrics
    Martijn Kemerink and Tim Cornelissen
    8. In-Situ Characterization of Ferroelectric Films by Scanning Probe Microscopy
    Alexei Gruverman
    9. Dielectric Spectroscopy of Ferroelectric Polymers
    Valentin Kochervinskii and Inna Malyshkina
    10. Theory of Solution Processing
    Jasper Michels
    11. Solution Processing of Piezoeletric Unconventional Structures
    Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez
    12. Polarization of Ferroelectric Polymers through Electrolytes
    Simone Fabiano
    13. Piezoelectric Composites
    Hamideh Khanbareh, Aatif Rasheed and Jibran Khaliq
    14. High-K Composites for Energy Storage
    Qing Wang
    15. Energy Harvesting (Nano-Generators)
    Qing Wang
    16. Electro-Caloric Effects in Ferroelectric Polymers
    Rujun Ma, Qibing Pei, Heng Cui and Wen He
    17. Biomedical Applications
    Valentin Kochervinskii and Oleg V. Gradov

Product details

  • No. of pages: 648
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: October 27, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215524
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128215517

About the Editor

Kamal Asadi

Kamal Asadi is a Professor of Physics at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. He obtained his PhD in Physics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. During his PhD research, he worked on ferroelectric memories and opto-electronic devices based on ferroelectric polymers and invented two new types of ferroelectric memory devices. Following his PhD, he joined Philips Research Labs in Eindhoven in the Netherlands to work on oxide-semiconductors and graphene for lighting and microelectronics, and on ferroelectrics for sensing and actuating applications. Subsequently, he moved to the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz (Germany), where he received the highly prestigious Sofja Kavaleskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2014. His current research focuses on piezoelectric polymers and multi-ferroic composites for application in memories, energy harvesting and sensors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physics, University of Bath, UK.

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