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Flexoelectric MEMS: towards an electromechanical strain diode

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Abstract

Piezoelectricity and flexoelectricity are two independent but not incompatible forms of electromechanical response exhibited by nanoscale ferroelectrics. Here, we show that flexoelectricity can either enhance or suppress the piezoelectric response of the cantilever depending on the ferroelectric polarity and lead to a diode-like asymmetric (two-state) electromechanical response.

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The article was received on 21 Sep 2015, accepted on 01 Dec 2015 and first published on 02 Dec 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5NR06514C
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Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 1293-1298

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    Flexoelectric MEMS: towards an electromechanical strain diode

    U. K. Bhaskar, N. Banerjee, A. Abdollahi, E. Solanas, G. Rijnders and G. Catalan, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 1293
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NR06514C

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