Ferroelectrics (FERROELECTRICS )

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Journal description

Ferroelectrics is designed to provide a forum for people working in ferroelectrics and related materials such as ferroelastics, ferroelectric-ferromagnetics, electrooptics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, nonlinear dielectrics, and liquid crystals. Ferroelectrics publishes experimental and theoretical papers aimed at the understanding of ferroelectricity and associated phenomena and applied papers dealing with the utilization of these materials in devices and systems. An important aspect of Ferroelectrics is to provide a vehicle for the publication of interdisciplinary papers involving ferroelectricity. The editor invites original papers and short communications on the theory, fabrication, properties, and applications of ferroelectrics and related materials. In addition to research papers, Ferroelectrics publishes appropriate and timely review articles.

Current impact factor: 0.38

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.383
2012 Impact Factor 0.415
2011 Impact Factor 0.391
2010 Impact Factor 0.511
2009 Impact Factor 0.447
2008 Impact Factor 0.562
2007 Impact Factor 0.427
2006 Impact Factor 0.389
2005 Impact Factor 0.459
2004 Impact Factor 0.517
2003 Impact Factor 0.406
2002 Impact Factor 0.408
2001 Impact Factor 0.471
2000 Impact Factor 0.547
1999 Impact Factor 0.533

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.44
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.05
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.14
Website Ferroelectrics website
Other titles Ferroelectrics
ISSN 0015-0193
OCLC 840694
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

  • Ferroelectrics 02/2015; 474(1):74-82.
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    ABSTRACT: Layered composite electro-ceramics can be designed to exhibit the magnetoelectric (ME) effect based on stress transfer from magnetostriction of ferromagnetic layer to the ferroelectric layer. Many studies in search of giant ME coefficients in layered composites have been made but there are less studies regarding the ME effect in these ceramic materials as a function of temperature, mainly at low temperatures. With the influential increase in magnetoelectric sensing devices use in extreme, minute or precise field monitoring, a broadband temperature dependent analysis on ME effect of these sensors is much required. In this work the effect of temperature on ME effect in a NiFe2O4/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/NiFe2O4 layered composite are studied and any major/minute change have been analyzed. Dynamic ME measurements shows a maximum linear ME coefficient (αME = 238 mV/cm.Oe) by applying an AC magnetic field in a frequency of 600 Hz at room. Highly reduced αME values are observed at low temperatures. Magnetocapacitance effect studies showed a strong magnetoelectric coupling at room temperature and, also, a dramatic reduction in the magnetoelectric coupling at 200 K and 100 K. Analyzing the phenomena mathematically shows that there is a secondary effect interaction which influences the ME effect intensity depending on temperature.
    Ferroelectrics 01/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: Hierarchical V2O5 microspheres assembled with nanosized platelets have been synthesized via a modified glycothermal route. Gas sensing investigation of the sensors based on microspheres showed a stable and quick response to ethanol with response time about 42 s at detection threshold of 20 ppm at 100�C.
    Ferroelectrics 01/2015; 477(2015):1-7.
  • Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 472(1).
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    ABSTRACT: Domain walls play an important role in pyroelectricity, as does the strain due to differential thermal expansion of pyroelectric films and substrates. In the present paper some new effects involving both are briefly summartized.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 472(1).
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    ABSTRACT: Ultrasonic senders with DC-biased piezoelectret films were built and characterized. The generated sound pressure of the transducers is inversely proportional to the distance from the transducer and proportional to transducer size, AC-voltage, square of the frequency, and effective d33-coefficient of the films. With polypropylene films and DC-voltages of 1000 V, effective d33-coefficients of more than 750 pC/N are obtained. For an applied signal AC-voltage of 46 Vrms, a transducer area of 1.8 cm2, and a distance of 60 mm, sound pressures exceeding 10 Pa were measured in the frequency range above 100 kHz. With stacks of 2 and 3 piezoelectret film layers, effective d33-coefficients up to 1500 pC/N and sound pressures of about 20 and 40 Pa, respectively, could be obtained at frequencies between 60 and 120 kHz. This represents, for otherwise equal parameters, an increase by about a factor of four compared to previous piezoelectret transducers.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 472(1).
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    ABSTRACT: Polarization-vs.-applied-voltage hysteresis curves are recorded on tubular-channel fluoroethylene-propylene (FEP) copolymer ferroelectrets by means of a modified Sawyer–Tower circuit. Dielectric barrier discharges (DBDs) inside the cavities are triggered when the applied voltage is sufficiently high. During the DBDs, the cavities become man-made macroscopic dipoles which build up an effective polarization in the ferroelectret. Therefore, a phenomenological hysteresis curve is observed. From the hysteresis loop, the remanent polarization and the coercive field can be determined. Furthermore, the polarization can be related to the respective piezoelectric coefficient of the ferroelectret. The proposed method is easy to implement and is useful for characterization, further development and optimization of ferro- or piezoelectrets.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 472(1).
  • Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 472(1).
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    ABSTRACT: The paper encompasses the investigation of the effective pyroelectric behavior of materials in different structures/systems such as the bimorphs and the sandwiched structure, with the variation of the temperature. Different mathematical approaches have been used to include the secondary factors contributing to the effective pyroelectric coefficient, and it has been included to obtain a consolidated expression of the same. The effective pyroelectric coefficient for few selected ferroelectric materials has been deduced using their actual physical constants to get a closer resemblance with the practical device. This paper would be a step forward to the fabrication of layered material with a higher pyroelectric coefficient for a possible energy harvesting applications also.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 472(1).
  • Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 472(1).
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    ABSTRACT: We propose an extension of the periodic temperature change (Chynoweth) technique for the measurement of pyroelectric coefficient in the case of a pyroelectric thin film on an insulating (non-conductive) substrate. The modified technique adequately determines the pyroelectric coefficient of the film if its thickness is known. The method determines the pyroelectric coefficient of the substrate even if it is much smaller than that of the film. The method overestimates the thickness of the pyroelectric film and can be used as an estimate only. If the thickness of the pyroelectric film is not known, the method gives a product of the pyroelectric coefficient of the film and its thickness.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 472(1).
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    ABSTRACT: The microstructures of two layered films consisting of 2% Mn doped (Ba,Sr)TiO3 (Mn:BST) and 2% Mn doped Ba (Zr, Ti)O-3 (Mn:BZT) layers on a MgO (001) substrate deposited by pulsed laser deposition were studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution TEM and nanoindentation. The films contained four alternating layers of Mn:BST and Mn:BZT either the former or the latter as the first layer. The film deposited with Mn:BST as the first layer has a rough surface, an epitaxial continuous layer structure for the first two layers next to the interface and columnar structures for the top two layers. The first layer has a single oriented crystal structure with an in-plane lattice mismatch of similar to-5.70% and an atomically sharp interface with respect to the substrate. The second layer exhibited twin-induced domain structures. The columnar structures in the top two layers have an average width of similar to 70nm and are tightly attached to their adjacent grains without leaving any gaps or pores. The film deposited with Mn:BZT as the first layer has a relatively smooth surface and discrete needle-like nanopillars through the four layers from the interface to the top surface of the film. The first Mn:BZT layer consists of an epitaxial structure and its associated twin-coupled domains by sharing their {111} and {110} planes. The epitaxial Mn:BZT has an in-plane lattice mismatch of -3.34% with respect to MgO. The second, third and fourth layers have textured structures with {111} twin domains. The film deposited with Mn:BST as the first layer exhibited a higher hardness and modulus than the film with Mn:BZT as the first layer. The effects of the deposition sequence on the microstructure and mechanical properties are discussed.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 473(1):55-66.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper reports the simulation results of a tri-phase piezoelectric transducer composed of PZT-5H rods surrounded by hexagonal polymer walls in a vacuum ambient. The electrical and mechanical characteristics of these transducers are simulated and predicted. The measured piezoelectric properties of the fabricated transducer at 100 kHz are found to be very much in agreement with those of the predicted design. The simulation of the designed transducer was expected to have acoustic energy channeled in the d33 mode at resonance, with weak or no shear mode cross talk behavior from the other modes. The mechanical displacements measured were large and highly aligned along d33 mode. This implies that tri-phasic piezoelectric transducer performs as a single device with improved mechanical and electrical response. Such designed transducers can be highly useful for the noncontact non-destructive evaluation (NDE) and non-destructive testing (NDT) with high resolution and greater depth profile of various types of material studies. Thus using several design parameters variables new transducers with desirable features can be produced for wide range of applications.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 473(1).
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    ABSTRACT: In the last decade, a tremendous amount of research works have been carried out in the area of multiferroic nanostructure materials in order to meet the requirement of science and technology for the future microelectronic industries. The potential functionalities of any kind nanostructure materials lies in the vicinity of large surface to volume ratio compare to the bulk counterpart. The new technology for microelectronics require small dimension, robust mechanical properties, higher degree of electrical and electronic properties and finally high output power with low dissipation energy. The area of ferroelectric and multiferroic nanostructures are vast, this chapter deals with the different variety of multiferroic nanostructure with different dimensionality (D) 0D 1D, 2D and 3D and their state of art characterization process. Possible and feasible theoretical modeling and related experimental facts of already established multiferroics nanostructures will be described. It will also cover the advantages and the limitations of these nanostructures in design, development, and particularly for device applications.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 473(1).
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, a novel actuation approach is proposed for linear ultrasonic motors by applying a square-wave excitation voltage across the piezoceramic elements. Using this approach, the output force and power of the ultrasonic motor can be tangibly increased, without increasing its stator volume, thereby leading to improvement in the actuator power density. Added normal force is exerted on the moving stage by exciting the higher longitudinal resonant modes, the frequencies of which coincide with the harmonics of the square-wave voltage. The proposed approach is illustrated herein via the simulation of a suitably designed bimodal linear ultrasonic motor using finite-element analysis.
    Ferroelectrics 12/2014; 473(1).