Large electric field induced strains in ferroelectric islands

J. X. Zhang, G. Sheng, L. Q. Chen

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Abstract

An effective mechanism that generates large recoverable electric field induced strains in ferroelectric islands is studied by phase-field modeling. The large strains originate from the reversible 90° domain switching between a1 (a2) domains and c domains, driven by an applied electric field and an internal stress field. The electric field induced strains could be effectively controlled by the magnitude of island-substrate misfit and the aspect ratio of islands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number132901
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume96
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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