Electric field and Electric Forces in a Spontaneously Polarized Nonpolar Isotropic Dielectric

  • M. D. Tomchenko Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nat. Acad. of Sci. of Ukraine
Keywords: spontaneous polarization, dielectric


Based on the microscopic Maxwell equations, we develop a method of description of the electric field in a spontaneously polarized isotropic nonpolar dielectric. We find the solution for the electric field E(r) for several typical examples. Moreover, we generalize Helmholtz’s formula for the electric force acting on a volume element of a dielectric with regard for the contribution of the spontaneous polarization.


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How to Cite
Tomchenko, M. (2019). Electric field and Electric Forces in a Spontaneously Polarized Nonpolar Isotropic Dielectric. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 64(6), 509. https://doi.org/10.15407/ujpe64.6.509
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