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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a crystalline dielectric that can be given a permanent electric polarization by application of an electric field.
  • n. A ferroelectric substance.

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  • adj. of, or relating to the permanent electrical polarization of a crystalline dielectric in an electric field
  • n. A ferroelectric material

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Examples

  • Ramtron pioneered the integration of ferroelectric materials into semiconductor products that enabled a new class of nonvolatile memory, called ferroelectric random access memory, or F-RAM.

  • Less commonly, an electric order can exist at the macroscopic scale; such is the case with what are known as ferroelectric compounds.

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  • A saffron-coloured crystal could provide a step towards greener electronics. computer memory store information using metals that are ferroelectric, meaning they form positive and negative poles when placed in an electric field.

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  • Newswise - Scientists at Tohoku University in Japan have recorded data at a density of 4 trillion bits per square inch, which is a world record for the experimental "ferroelectric" data storage method.

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  • Scientists in Japan have recorded data at a density of 4 trillion bits per square inch, a world record for the experimental "ferroelectric" data storage method.

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  • The authors believe that using phase transitions such as ferroelectric switching to implement memory and computing is the real fundamental distinction of future information technologies.

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  • Almost exactly two years ago, a team led by Joseph Woicik of NIST and several other federal, academic and industrial laboratories combined precision X-ray spectroscopy data from the NIST beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source with theoretical calculations to demonstrate that by carefully layering a thin film of strontium titanate onto a pure silicon crystal, they could distort the titanium compound into something it normally wasn't-a so-called "ferroelectric" compound that might serve as a fast, efficient medium for data storage.

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  • Most have resulted in ferroelectric transistors that have data retention time, also known as operational lifetime for a memory card, of few hours to a few days.

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  • “There could still be trouble with electronic traps at the interface, electrical leakage through the ferroelectric since it is quite thin and manufacturability.”

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  • Schlom says the research team is still a ways off from its goal of creating a complete ferroelectric transistor.

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