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- n. The electric polarization of a substance (spontaneous presence of a dipole moment) that is analagous to ferromagnetism
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The property in question is ferroelectricity, which is found in substances that have a spontaneous polarization that can be switched by applying an electric field.
International conference on ferroelectricity, the first conference of such kind which I managed to attend (about it see above and book II, article 5).
(Ferromagnetism means a material possesses magnetic poles, while ferroelectricity refers to a material that possesses positive and negative electrical charges that can be reversed when an external electrical field is applied.) "Normally, these two properties are mutually exclusive," Dalal said.
In this book, he focuses on two phenomena: ferroelectricity and electromigration.
"The concept of ferroelectricity refers to the spontaneous electric polarization of a certain material that can be readily reversed using an external electrical field.