Definition of antiferroelectric
- According to recent theoretical interpretations, one of these transitions involves a breaking of electronic symmetry in the proton pairs, a state of spontaneous polarization akin to that in an antiferroelectric material.
- —Russell J. Hemley et al., Physics Today, August 1998
antiferroelectricnoun, plural antiferroelectrics
- Antiferroelectrics show a characteristic phase transition with temperature with dielectric anomaly similar to that observed in ferroelectrics.
- —Dinker B. Sirdeshmukh et al., Atomistic Properties of Solids, 2011