Size effect in metal/ferroelectric/metal heterostructures:Depolarizing effect vs. short-range coupling

@article{Tagantsev2008SizeEI,
  title={Size effect in metal/ferroelectric/metal heterostructures:Depolarizing effect vs. short-range coupling},
  author={Alexander K. Tagantsev and Guido Gerra and Nava Setter},
  journal={2008 17th IEEE International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={1-1}
}
Phase transitions in condensed matter are affected by a small volume and/or restricted geometry of the systems. The understanding of the relevant size effects is of practical importance when such systems are used as functional materials in the form of small particles and thin films. At the origin of these effects, one can distinguish two contributions. One is due to the fact that the atoms of the material close to its surface have an environment that is different form that of the bulk atoms… CONTINUE READING