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6.11J: Structure - Perovskite (\(CaTiO_3\))

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  • Figure 2: A distroted perovskite SmNiO3 with orthorhombic symmetry.
    Figure 2: Superconducting Sr2RuO4 (

    Some other unique properties that sets perovskites apart and makes them ideal for technological applications include: it is the only crystal structure that is ferroelectric (spontaneous alignment of the electric dipoles caused by interactions between them) not because of an external magnetic field but due to its crystal structure, its ferro-, pyro-, and piezo-electric properties, and structural properties such as durability and chemical flexibility.

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Matthew Ibbotson: Undergraduate in Chemical Engineering, Senior