Change in electromechanical properties of 0.9PMN: 0.1PT relaxor ferroelectric induced by uniaxial compressive stress directed perpendicular to the electric field

J. Zhao, A. E. Glazounov, Qiming Zhang

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    Abstract

    It was shown that the uniaxial compressive stress applied perpendicular to the electric field strongly changes the dielectric and electromechanical properties of relaxor ferroelectric 0.9PMN:0.1PT at temperatures around its dielectric constant maximum, Tm. This includes: (i) a shift of the temperature of the electric field induced phase transition into the ferroelectric state and a depoling temperature to higher values which brings a large hysteresis in the material response to the electric field, and (ii) the symmetry breaking in the plane perpendicular to the direction of the electric field (3-axis). Using this symmetry breaking, from the ratio of the effective piezoelectric coefficients in the field biased state, d32/d31, the size of the micropolar regions at temperatures near Tm was estimated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)436-438
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume74
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 18 1999

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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