Crystallographic design for energy storage

A crystallographic brick wall design for polycrystalline dielectric ceramics now allows the application of high electric fields at minimal misfit strain, yielding supreme reliability and high energy density.

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Fig. 1: Illustration of effect of template on the growth direction, and brick wall structure metaphor for the effects of grain orientation on electrostriction.


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Rödel, J. Crystallographic design for energy storage. Nat. Mater. 19, 932–934 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0745-1

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