Dipole-Glass Concept and History-Dependent Phenomena in Relaxors

  title={Dipole-Glass Concept and History-Dependent Phenomena in Relaxors},
  author={P. N. Timonin},
  pages={427 - 433}
  • P. N. Timonin
  • Published 28 February 2010
  • Materials Science, Physics
  • Ferroelectrics
The possibility to explain basic physical properties of relaxors within the concept of the dipole-glass transition is discussed. We argue that this concept provides the only consistent picture accounting of all known anomalous features of relaxors. The origin of their history-dependent properties can be naturally traced to the main paradigm of glass-state theory—the existence of numerous metastable states. Based on this paradigm phenomenological description of known history-dependent phenomena… Expand
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