ferroelectric polymer

Polymer in which spontaneous @P04712@ arises when dipoles become arranged parallel to each other by electric fields.
Poly(vinylidene fluoride) after being subjected to a corona discharge is an example of a ferroelectric polymer.
See also:
ferroelectric transition
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. (Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)) on page 899 [Terms] [Paper]