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Crystal Chemistry of Piezoelectric Materials

Susan Trolier-McKinstry;
  • Published: 10 Sep 2008
  • Publisher: Springer US
where σ jk is the applied stress, Pi is the induced polarization, and di jk is the piezoelectric charge coefficient. Einstein notation is used, where repeated indices are summed. Because piezoelectricity is a third-rank tensor property, a good starting point to understanding the crystal chemistry of piezoelectric materials is to consider the impact of symmetry on such a property. Neumann’s law states that the geometrical representation of any physical property contains the symmetry of the point group of the material. As shown in Fig. 3.1, of the 32 crystallographic point groups, only 21 are noncentrosymmetric. Odd-rank tensor properties are symmetry forbidden in...
arXiv: Condensed Matter::Materials Science
free text keywords: Condensed matter physics, Induced polarization, Tensor, Physics, Piezoelectricity, Point group, Pyroelectricity, Domain wall (magnetism), Ferroelectricity, Electric field
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