1 × 10^3 Words: Ferroelectric Nanopowder

by Michael Mullaney on September 21, 2010

If you’ve ever wondered what this is:

It’s a Pb-based perovskite relaxor ferroelectric PFN, with a Perovskite crystal structure that looks like this:

 

Professor Doug Chrisey and team are working hard to use an adapted version of the above structure to develop a novel ceramic material that enables entirely new ways of thinking about and implementing energy storage systems for large-scale renewables such as wind and solar power. We’ll have a full news story later this week.