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July 1st, 2004

Studies on electric polarization open potential for tinier devices

Abstract:
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and Northern Illinois University have shown that very thin materials can still retain an electric polarization, opening the potential for a wide range of tiny devices. The researchers found that the ferroelectric phase the ability to hold a switchable electric polarization is stable for thicknesses as small as 1.2 nanometers, one-billionth of a meter, or a size several hundred thousand times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.

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