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Title: Simulation of nonlinear dielectric properties of polyvinylidene fluoride based on the Preisach model
Authors: Tsang, Chun-ho
Shin, Franklin G.
Subjects: Ferroelectric materials
Dielectric hysteresis
Dielectric polarisation
Ferroelectric switching
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2003
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Journal of applied physics, 1 Mar. 2003, v. 93, no. 5, p. 2861-2865.
Abstract: The nonlinear dielectric properties of a ferroelectric material were studied based on the concepts of the Preisach model. In this work, the ferroelectric polymer polyvinylidene fluoride was chosen as an example. The electric displacement D in the material when subjected to a sinusoidal electric field of a given frequency was calculated by use of the Preisach model. Both in-phase and out-of-phase components as well as higher harmonics emerged naturally from the model calculation. D-E loops at different field amplitudes were simulated and Fourier analyzed. The Fourier coefficients obtained were compared with the experimental data [T. Furukawa, K. Nakajima, T. Koizumi, and M. Date, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 26, 1039 (1987)]. Essentially, almost all the broad experimental features were reproduced by the simulations. This model is able to account for finer features than the theoretical model used in the original paper.
Rights: © 2003 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in C. H. Tsang & F. G. Shin, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 2861 (2003) and may be found at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1063/1.1524021
ISSN: 0021-8979 (print)
1089-7550 (online)
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