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RELAXOR-FERROELECTRICS

High piezoelectricity via enhanced disorder

Ultrahigh piezoelectricity in relaxor-ferroelectric ceramics is engineered by chemical and structural heterogeneities at the nanoscale.

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Fig. 1: Schematic of the polar structure and atomic-resolution images of the Sm-doped PMN-PT relaxor-ferroelectric.

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Malic, B., Rojac, T. High piezoelectricity via enhanced disorder. Nature Mater 17, 297–298 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0046-0

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