Piezoelectric Mimicry of Flexoelectricity.

  title={Piezoelectric Mimicry of Flexoelectricity.},
  author={Amir Abdollahi and Fabian Vasquez-Sancho and Gustau Catalan},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={121 20},
The origin of "giant" flexoelectricity, orders of magnitude larger than theoretically predicted, yet frequently observed, is under intense scrutiny. There is mounting evidence correlating giant flexoelectriclike effects with parasitic piezoelectricity, but it is not clear how piezoelectricity (polarization generated by strain) manages to imitate flexoelectricity (polarization generated by strain gradient) in typical beam-bending experiments, since in a bent beam the net strain is zero. In… Expand
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