Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics 2003: Williamsburg, Virginia 2-5 February 2003

All of the papers were peer reviewed. They address the fundamental understanding of ferroelectrics and piezoelectrics using first-principles theory and experiments over a broad range of topics on the nature of ferroelectrics. Included are papers on recent developments in piezoelectricity, phase transitions, alloy properties, thin films, structure and dynamics of nano-polar domains, and prediction of new materials with enhanced responses.