Piezoresponse Force Microscopy (PFM) phase image of a molecular ferroelectric material. Ferroelectrics are attractive for temperature sensing, data storage, mechanical actuation, and energy harvesting applications. The molecular ferroelectric materials are known for their environmentally friendly processing, light weight, and mechanical flexibility. Imaged on a MFP-3D Origin AFM. Scan size 20 µm.
Image courtesy of Ahmad Eshghinejad and Jiangyu Li, University of Washington.