ferroelectric (antiferroelectric) transition

A transition from a ferroelectric to either another ferroelectric, or a paraelectric, or an antiferroelectric state. Example: The transition of the low-temperature, cubic paraelectric BaTiO3 to the high-temperature, tetragonal, ferroelectric form at \(393\ \text{K}\).
  1. In an antiferroelectric transition individual dipoles become arranged antiparallel to adjacent dipoles with the result that the net spontaneous @[email protected] is zero.
  2. Ferroelectric/antiferroelectric transitions also occur in the @[email protected] These states are dependent on the alternating nature of dipoles between layers in the @[email protected]
PAC, 1994, 66, 577. (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 582 [Terms] [Paper]