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
antiferroelectricsAntiferroelectrics 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
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