367 pages | 327 B/W Illus.
Updating its bestselling predecessor, Ferroelectric Devices, Second Edition assesses the last decade of developments—and setbacks—in the commercialization of ferroelectricity. Field pioneer and esteemed author Uchino provides insight into why this relatively nascent and interdisciplinary process has failed so far without a systematic accumulation of fundamental knowledge regarding materials and device development.
Filling the informational void, this collection of information reviews state-of-the-art research and development trends reflecting nano and optical technologies, environmental regulation, and alternative energy sources. Like the first edition, which became a standard in the field, this volume provides a general introduction to ferroelectrics with theoretical background. It then addresses practical design and device manufacturing, including recently developed processes and applications. Updating old data with a forecast of future developments, the text analyzes improvements to original ferroelectric devices to aid the design process of new ones.
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Uchino provides a general introduction to the theoretical background of ferroelectric devices, practical materials, device designs, drive/control techniques, and typical applications. He presents frequently asked questions from students, lab demonstrations for practical understanding, and "check point" quizzes and model solutions to monitor understanding.
After a thorough exploration of ferroelectric devices and their past, this book looks to the industry’s future, assessing market size and remaining reliability/lifetime issues. The author also unveils his strategy for developing "best-selling" ferroelectric devices.
This is a design manual for high-frequency transformers, especially for switching power supplies, interesting for: electronics design engineers, technicians, professors, and for technical libraries. …We warmly recommend to all specialists this clear, complete, up-to-date book.
—IEEE Power Electronics Newsletter
General View of Ferroelectrics
Crystal Structure and Ferroelectricity
Origin of Spontaneous Polarization
Origin of Field-Induced Strain
Example of Ferroelectrics
Applications of Ferroelectrics
Mathematical Treatment of Ferroelectrics
Tensor Representation of Physical Properties
Phenomenology of Ferroelectricity
Phenomenology of Antiferroelectricity
Ferroelectric Domain Contributions
Designing with Materials and Devices and Fabrication Processes
Fabrication Processes of Ceramics
Size Effect on Ferroelectricity
Ferroelectric Memory Devices
Nonvolatile Ferroelectric Memory
Infrared Image Sensors
Piezoelectric Materials and Properties
Piezoelectric Vibrators/Ultrasonic Transducers
Surface Acoustic Wave Devices
Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting
Transparent Electro-Optic Ceramics
Bulk Electro-Optic Devices
Mechanism of PTC Phenomenon
Grain Boundary Layer Capacitors
Composite Dampers and Energy Harvesters
Future of Ferroelectric Devices
Development of Bestselling Devices