Research Article

Metal-free three-dimensional perovskite ferroelectrics

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Science  13 Jul 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6398, pp. 151-155
DOI: 10.1126/science.aas9330

Perovskites go organic

The perovskite structure accommodates many different combinations of elements, making it attractive for use in a wide variety of applications. Building perovskites out of only organic compounds is appealing because these materials tend to be flexible, fracture-resistant, and potentially easier to synthesize than their inorganic counterparts. Ye et al. describe a previously unknown family of all-organic perovskites, of which they synthesized 23 different family members (see the Perspective by Li and Ji). The compounds are attractive as ferroelectrics, including one compound with properties close to the well-known inorganic ferroelectric BaTiO3.

Science, this issue p. 151; see also p. 132

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