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Chapter 2:
Fundamentals of Ferroelectric Materials
This chapter describes a number of fundamental aspects of piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity, and pyroelectricity, including their applications in energy harvesting. The pyroelectric materials form a subgroup of piezoelectrics, and the ferroelectrics form a subgroup of the pyroelectrics. The relationships between crystal structures and their relevant properties are discussed, along with important candidate materials and their applications.
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