A new method to study ferroelectrics using the remanent Henkel plots

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    Analysis of experimental curves constructed from dc demagnetization and isothermal remanent magnetization known as Henkel and delta M plots, have served for over 53 years as an important tool for characterization of interactions in ferromagnets. In this article we address the question whether the same experimental technique could be applied to the study of ferroelectric systems. The successful measurement of the equivalent dc depolarisation and isothermal remanent polarization curves and the construction of the Henkel and delta P plots for ferroelectrics is reported here. Full measurement protocol is provided together with experimental examples for two ferroelectric ceramic samples. This new measurement technique is an invaluable experimental tool that could be used to further advance our understanding of ferroelectric materials and their applications.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
    Issue number20
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2018


    • Ferroelectric materials
    • interactions in ferroelectrics
    • remanent curves of ferroelectrics
    • Henkel plots
    • RCUK
    • EPSRC
    • EP/R028656/1


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