antiferroelectric

adjective
an·ti·fer·ro·elec·tric | \¦an-ˌtī-ˌfer-ō-i-¦lek-trik, ¦an-tē-\

Definition of antiferroelectric 

physics, of a substance

: having ordered sets of electric dipoles with alternating orientations 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 — compare ferroelectric

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Other Words from antiferroelectric

antiferroelectric noun 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

First Known Use of antiferroelectric

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antiferroelectric

anti- entry 1 + ferroelectric entry 1

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