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Richard Balog

A new class of spontaneously polarized materials

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Very large electric fields form spontaneously within films of seemingly prosaic chemicals such as nitrous oxide or propane.We describe how the discovery of this
unexpected phenomenon took place and how we attempt to understand the nature of the new class of spontaneously polarized materials, resembling ferroelectrics,
which these observations herald.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEurophysics News
Volume42
Issue6
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
ISSN0531-7479
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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