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ISRN Materials Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 187313, 24 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/187313
Review Article

Prospects for Ferroelectrics: 2012–2022

Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK

Received 13 September 2012; Accepted 14 October 2012

Academic Editors: V. Ji, P. K. Kahol, and M. Saitou

Copyright © 2013 J. F. Scott. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A review is given of more than a dozen subtopics within the general study of ferroelectrics, with emphasis upon controversies, unsolved problems, and prospects for the next decade, including pure science and industrial applications. The review emphasizes work over the past two years, from 2010 to 2012.