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The introduction of structural disorder into perovskite ferroelectrics leads to the observation of diffuse phase transition behavior. In this paper, the microstructural characteristics and phase transition behavior of lanthanum-modified lead titanate are discussed. It is shown that the diffuse nature of the transition is connected with the appearance of ferroelectric domain structures exhibiting texture on the mesoscopic (≈ 10 nm) length scale. The theoretical implications of these results are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-350
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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