Piezoelectric properties of barium tilanate single crystals were investigated at room temperature as a function of crystallographic orientation. When a unipolar electric field was applied along , its strain vs electric-field curve showed a large hysteresis, and finally barium titanate crystal became to single-domain state with piezoelectric constant d33 of 125 pC/N over 20kV/cm. On the other hand, electric-field exposure below 6 kV/cm along  resulted in a high d33 of 203 pC/N and a hysteresis-free strain vs electric-field behavior, which suggested the formation of an engineered domain configuration in a tetragonal barium titanate crystal. Moreover, when an electric field over 6 kV/cm was applied along , two discontinuous changes were observed in its strain vs electric-field curve. In situ domain observation and Raman measurement under an electric field suggested an electric-field-induced phase transition from tetragonal to monoclinic at around 10 kV/cm, and that from monoclinic to rhombohedral at around 30 kV/cm. Moreover, in a monoclinic barium titanate crystal, electric-field exposure along  resulted in the formation of another new engineered domain configuration with d33 of 295 pC/N.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|Issue number||9 B|
|State||Published - 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)