Fast processing time, ultra thin thickness, and lower power requirements make ferroelectric materials the most preferred ones in microelectronic devices especially for random access memory (RAM). Increased developments in electronic hand-held devices is expected to boost the use of these materials for the next five years. Studies have conducted to further explore ferroelectric properties at different conditions to improve material performance as well as developing less toxic materials.
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Keywords: Ferroelectric, microelectronic, plastic crystals, switchable polarization, multiferroic