Piezoelectric thin-film superlattices without using piezoelectric materials

@inproceedings{Sharma2010PiezoelectricTS,
  title={Piezoelectric thin-film superlattices without using piezoelectric materials},
  author={N. D. Sharma and Chad M. Landis and Pradeep Sharma},
  year={2010}
}
In this paper we show that experimentally realizable apparently piezoelectric thin-film superlattices can be created from nonpiezoelectric materials provided an odd-order e.g., trilayer stacking sequence is used. The size-dependent mechanism of flexoelectricity, which couples gradients of strain to polarization, allows such a possibility. We present closed… CONTINUE READING