Accession Number : ADP007469

Title :   Multifunctional Ferroic Nanocomposites,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK MATERIALS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Newnham, R.E. ; Mckinstry, S.E. ; Ikawa, H.

Report Date : FEB 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : As trends towards miniaturized components and systems continue in many fields, there has been a rapid development in similarly scaled-down composites. In the electronics industry, these nanocomposites (and especially active nanocomposites based on ferroic elements) form a basis for many of the recent advances in both information and charge storage. While the overall properties of some of these composites can be explained as straightforward extrapolations from the bulk properties, in other instances the small size of the ferroic phase has important consequences on the macroscopic behavior of the composite. This paper reviews some of the recent developments in small-scale ferroic nanocomposites and details the relation between component size and the resultant properties.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONICS, BEHAVIOR, ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, INDUSTRIES, PAPER, PHASE, SCALE, STORAGE.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE