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1. A crystalline compound that has a natural spontaneous electric polarization that can be reversed by the application of an electric field.
2. Relating to a crystalline dielectric that can be given a permanent electric polarization by the application of an electric field.
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electric hysteresis, ferroelectric hysteresis, dielectric hysteresis
The dependence of the polarization of ferroelectric materials not only on the applied electric field but also on their previous history.
It is similar to magnetic hysteresis in ferromagnetic materials.
Hysteresis is the lag between making a change; such as, increasing or decreasing electric power, and the response or effect of that change.
It usually refers to turn-on and turn-off points in electrical, electronic, and mechanical systems.