Phase coexistence in ferroelectric solid solutions: Formation of monoclinic phase with enhanced piezoelectricity

Xiaoyan Lu, Hangbo Zhang, Limei Zheng, Wenwu Cao

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Abstract

Phase morphology and corresponding piezoelectricity in ferroelectric solid solutions were studied by using a phenomenological theory with the consideration of phase coexistence. Results have shown that phases with similar energy potentials can coexist, thus induce interfacial stresses which lead to the formation of adaptive monoclinic phases. A new tetragonal-like monoclinic to rhombohedral-like monoclinic phase transition was predicted in a shear stress state. Enhanced piezoelectricity can be achieved by manipulating the stress state close to a critical stress field. Phase coexistence is universal in ferroelectric solid solutions and may provide a way to optimize ultra-fine structures and proper stress states to achieve ultrahigh piezoelectricity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105208
JournalAIP Advances
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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