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Restriction boosts piezoelectricity

Large reversible shear strain has been achieved by electric-field-driven bipolar switching in a hybrid ferroelectric, facilitating development of shape-memory-type actuators with outstanding figures of merit.

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Fig. 1: Placing (PTMA)CdBr3xCl3(1–x) in the piezoelectric hierarchy.
Fig. 2: The power of restrictions.

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Guerin, S., Thompson, D. Restriction boosts piezoelectricity. Nat. Mater. 20, 574–575 (2021).

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