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Antiferroelectric negative capacitance from a structural phase transition in zirconia


New research paper from 24-person research team from Berkeley, Georgia Tech, MIT, and other institutions. Abstract "Crystalline materials with broken inversion symmetry can exhibit a spontaneous electric polarization, which originates from a microscopic electric dipole moment. Long-range polar or anti-polar order of such permanent dipoles gives rise to ferroelectricity or antiferroelectrici... » read more

Interfacial ferroelectricity in marginally twisted 2D semiconductors


Abstract "Twisted heterostructures of two-dimensional crystals offer almost unlimited scope for the design of new metamaterials. Here we demonstrate a room temperature ferroelectric semiconductor that is assembled using mono- or few-layer MoS2. These van der Waals heterostructures feature broken inversion symmetry, which, together with the asymmetry of atomic arrangement at the interface of tw... » read more