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Designing new polar materials

McCabe, Emma E.



Materials that exhibit a macroscopic polarization are key for a range of applications but the origin of this polarization differs between materials families. Scientists strive to understand the microscopic origins of physical properties: the inorganic chemist can apply their understanding of ionic systems and crystal chemistry to design new polar materials. This chapter gives an overview of a range of strategies to design inorganic, polar materials (including electronic factors and geometric factors, as well as cation-order, anion-order and magnetic ordering) and an introduction to the symmetry requirements and background theory used to describe these materials.


McCabe, E. E. (2022). Designing new polar materials. In Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering. Elsevier.

Online Publication Date Jan 29, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Jan 31, 2022
Publisher Elsevier
Book Title Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering