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Ferroelectric fluoride compositions and methods of making and using same

United States Patent

April 7, 2015
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A method for synthesis of a ferroelectric material characterized by the general formula A.sub.xB.sub.yF.sub.z where A is an alkaline earth metal, B is transition metal or a main group metal, x and y each range from about 1 to about 5, and z ranges from about 1 to about 20 comprising contacting an alkaline earth metal fluoride, a difluorometal compound and a fluoroorganic acid in a medium to form a reaction mixture; and subjecting the reaction mixture to conditions suitable for hydrothermal crystal growth.
Halasyamani; P. Shiv (Houston, TX), Chang; Hong-Young (Houston, TX)
University of Houston System (Houston, TX)
13/ 036,983
February 28, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This work was supported in part by grants from the Robert A. Welch Foundation Grant No.: E-1457 and the Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences Grant No. DE-SC0005032. The Government of the United States of America has certain rights in this invention.