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Title: A beginner's guide to the modern theory of polarization

Abstract

The so-called Modern Theory of Polarization, which rigorously defines the spontaneous polarization of a periodic solid and provides a route for its computation in electronic structure codes through the Berry phase, is introduced in a simple qualitative discussion. - Graphical abstract: Cartoon of Wannier functions in a covalent solid shifting to contribute to the ferroelectric polarization.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Materials Theory, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, 8093 Zuerich (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22149879
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Solid State Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 195; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2012 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0022-4596
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; CALCULATION METHODS; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; PERIODICITY; POLARIZATION; SOLIDS

Citation Formats

Spaldin, Nicola A., E-mail: nicola.spaldin@mat.ethz.ch. A beginner's guide to the modern theory of polarization. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2012.05.010.
Spaldin, Nicola A., E-mail: nicola.spaldin@mat.ethz.ch. A beginner's guide to the modern theory of polarization. United States. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2012.05.010.
Spaldin, Nicola A., E-mail: nicola.spaldin@mat.ethz.ch. Thu . "A beginner's guide to the modern theory of polarization". United States. doi:10.1016/J.JSSC.2012.05.010.
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author = {Spaldin, Nicola A., E-mail: nicola.spaldin@mat.ethz.ch},
abstractNote = {The so-called Modern Theory of Polarization, which rigorously defines the spontaneous polarization of a periodic solid and provides a route for its computation in electronic structure codes through the Berry phase, is introduced in a simple qualitative discussion. - Graphical abstract: Cartoon of Wannier functions in a covalent solid shifting to contribute to the ferroelectric polarization.},
doi = {10.1016/J.JSSC.2012.05.010},
journal = {Journal of Solid State Chemistry},
issn = {0022-4596},
number = ,
volume = 195,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}