Ferroelectricity

1920

Ferroelectricity

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Joseph Valasek electromagnetism

Ferroelectricity

What to name it

Pierre and Elie Seignette in La Rochelle first made Rochelle salt around 1665. For this reason, it was proposed to rename ferroelectricity to “Seignette-electricity,” but “ferroelectricity” sounds much better.

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