Octahedral rotation-induced ferroelectricity in cation ordered perovskites

James M. Rondinelli*, Craig J. Fennie

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Electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory have uncovered a novel mechanism for inducing ferroelectric polarizations in cation ordered perovskites. We outline a materials selection strategy for designing this behavior. The guidelines are based on the octahedral rotations found in the two constituent oxides and the way the perovskite building blocks are interwoven to form the superlattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1961-1968
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 17 2012


  • cation order
  • density functional theory
  • ferroelectricity
  • perovskites
  • superlattices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


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