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Presents a unified description of ferroic materials at an introductory level, the unifying factor being the occurrence of nondisruptive phase transitions in crystals that alter point-group symmetry. A comprehensive treatment of the subject has previously been unavailable in the form of a single monograph. The book also aims at further systematising the subject of ferroic materials, employing some formal, carefully worded, definitions and classification schemes. Ferroic materials are important, not only because of the improved understanding of condensed matter, but also because of their present and potential device applications. The basic physical principles leading to the wide ranging applications of ferroic materials are also explained, laying extra emphasis on the utilitarian role of symmetry in material science are also explained. A student trying to grasp the essentials of the field of ferroic materials has to come to terms with a large amount of jargon, covering a diverse range of topics. Th
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Studio: CRC Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.6" Weight: 2.25 lbs.
Release Date Dec 21, 2000
ISBN 9056992864 ISBN13 9789056992866
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More About Vinod Wadhawan
Vinod Wadhawan has an academic affiliation as follows - Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, India.