Domain configuration and ferroelectric related properties of relaxor based single crystals

S. Wada, S. E. Park, L. E. Cross, T. R. Shrout

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Abstract

Domain configuration and ferroelectric related properties of rhombohedral Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 and its solid solution with PbTiO3 were investigated as a function of E-field and crystallographic orientation. Although a single domain state could be achieved by applying an E-field along the rhombohedral polar direction [111], a multidomain state was recovered with the removal of the E-field. This domain instability resulted in hysteresis of the strain vs. E-field behavior. In contrast, an engineered domain configuration of [001] oriented rhombohedral crystals was found to be stable with no domain motion detectable under DC-bias, resulting in hysteresis minimized strain vs. E-field behavior. Crystallographically, this domain stability could be ascribed to the macroscopically tetragonal symmetry (4mm), resulting from the engineering of domains with rhombohedral symmetry (3m).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1290-S1293
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume32
Issue number3 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Wada, S., Park, S. E., Cross, L. E., & Shrout, T. R. (1998). Domain configuration and ferroelectric related properties of relaxor based single crystals. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 32(3 SUPPL.), S1290-S1293.