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Zhang, Qiming
Dr. Zhang joined Penn State in 1991. His research area is in novel electronic materials, especially soft electronic materials and ferroelectric based materials, and their device applications. The research conducted in his group covers a broad range of applications of solid state electronic materials such as electromechanical, dielectric, photonic and electro-optic, and pyroelectric applications. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institute of Health, and many industrial companies.


A dielectric polymer with high electric energy density and fast discharge speed  Science 313 (5785), 334-336, 2006
An all-organic composite actuator material with a high dielectric constant  Nature 419 (6904), 284-287, 2002
Direct evaluation of domain‐wall and intrinsic contributions to the dielectric and piezoelectric response and their temperature dependence on lead zirconate‐titanate ceramics  Journal of Applied Physics 75 (1), 454-459, 1994
Giant electrostriction and relaxor ferroelectric behavior in electron-irradiated poly (vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer  Science 280 (5372), 2101-2104, 1998
High-dielectric-constant ceramic-powder polymer composites  Applied Physics Letters 76 (25), 3804-3806, 2000
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