ferroelectric polymer

Polymer in which spontaneous polarization arises when dipoles become arranged parallel to each other by electric fields.
Poly(vinylidene fluoride) after being subjected to a corona discharge is an example of a ferroelectric polymer.
See also: ferroelectric transition
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 899 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200476040889)