Ferroelectrics go bananas

Scott, J. F. (2008) Ferroelectrics go bananas. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 20 (2). 021001. DOI 10.1088/0953-8984/20/02/021001

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Abstract

We show that ordinary bananas exhibit closed loops of switched charge versus applied voltage that are nearly identical to those misinterpreted as ferroelectric hysteresis loops in crystals. The ‘ferroelectric’ properties of bananas are contrasted with those of the real ferroelectric material Ba2NaNb5O15, often nicknamed ‘bananas’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2007 AREP IA55 2008 P
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume: 20
Page Range: 021001
Identification Number: 10.1088/0953-8984/20/02/021001
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:03
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:08
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/672

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