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ferroic transition

A general term for ferroelastic, ferroelectric, antiferroelectric, ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic transitions in which a suitable driving force switches a ferroic crystal from one orientation state, or domain state, to another.
PAC, 1994, 66, 577 (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 582
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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