Flexoelectricity in Solids: From Theory to Applications by Alexander K Tagantsev

Flexoelectricity in Solids: From Theory to Applications

byAlexander K Tagantsev, Petr V Yudin

Kobo ebook | August 11, 2016

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This unique compendium is devoted to flexoelectricity — the response of polarization to a strain gradient. The effect is analogous to piezoelectricity which is the response of polarization to strain itself. In contrast to piezoelectricity, which appears only in non-centrosymmetric materials, flexoelectric effect is allowed by symmetry in any materials. It becomes appreciable in nano-scale systems, where large strain gradients arise. The book discusses different nano-scale manifestations of the effect ranging from repulsion of acoustic and optic branches of materials to flexoelectricity in domain walls. It mainly caters for scientists, engineers and students.


  • Basic Theoretical Description of Flexoelectricity in Solids (P V Yudin and A K Tagantsev)
  • First-Principles Theory of Flexoelectricity (Massimiliano Stengel and David Vanderbilt)
  • A Continuum Theory of Flexoelectricity (Q Deng, L Liu, and P Sharma)
  • Mechanical Boundary Conditions for a Case When Thermodynamic Potential Depends on Strain Gradients (A S Yurkov)
  • Flexoelectric Deformations of Finite-Size Bodies in Framework of the Theory of Continuum (A S Yurkov)
  • Flexoelectricity and Phonon Spectra (P V Yudin, A Kvasov, and A K Tagantsev)
  • Impact of Flexoelectric Effect on Electro-mechanics of Moderate Conductors (A N Morozovska, O V Varenyk, and S V Kalinin)
  • Role of Flexoelectricity in Multidomain Ferroelectrics (R Ahluwalia, A K Tagantsev, P Yudin, N Setter, N Ng, and D J Srolovitz)
  • Flexoelectricity Impact on the Domain Wall Structure and Polar Properties (A N Morozovska, S V Kalinin, and E A Eliseev)
  • Bending-Induced Giant Polarization in Ferroelectric MEMS Diaphragm (Zhihong Wang and Weiguang Zhu)
  • Quasi-Amorphous Materials (David Ehre, Ellen Wachtel, and Igor Lubomirsky)

Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals and graduate students in materials engineering, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering.

Title:Flexoelectricity in Solids: From Theory to ApplicationsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 11, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814719331

ISBN - 13:9789814719339