2018 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit | Boston, Massachusetts

Tutorial EP01—Introduction to Pyroelectric, Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials

Sunday, November 25, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Hynes, Level 2, Room 201

Polar materials continue to be an important class of functionality for modern applications that provides direct and indirect convolution of structure and chemistry from the atomistic to the macroscopic level. This tutorial will introduce researchers to the basic physics of polar response, its connection to fundamental structure and symmetry, synthesis of polar materials and characterization methods. Topics will also cover the connection between polar properties and desirable functionality in application such as sensing and optoelectronic properties. This tutorial will then culminate with hands-on exercises to explore the functionality, synthesize ability and characterizability of polar materials in the Materials Project.

8:30 am
Fundamentals of Pyroelectric, Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials
Susan Trolier-McKinstry

10:00 am BREAK

10:30 am
Harnessing the Materials Project to Discover New Polar Materials
Shyam Dwaraknath


  • Susan Trolier-McKinstry, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Shyam Dwaraknath, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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