Adjective "ferroelectric" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌfɛrəʊɪˈlɛktrɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a substance) exhibiting permanent electric polarization which varies in strength with the applied electric field.
  1. 'When the device is used as a sonic actuator, the first and second electrode patterns are configured to introduce an electric field into the ferroelectric material when voltage is applied to the electrode patterns.'
  2. 'Similarly, ferroelectric materials have a spontaneous electric polarization, the direction of which can be switched with an applied electric field.'

noun

A ferroelectric substance.
  1. 'Some of these materials are extremely low fatigue ferroelectrics and are applied in ferroelectric FETs in non-volatile memories.'

Definitions

1. pertaining to a substance that possesses spontaneous electric polarization such that the polarization can be reversed by an electric field. noun

2. a ferroelectric substance.

More examples(as adjective)

"chips can be ferroelectric."

"technologies can be ferroelectric."