Switching mechanism in single crystal 0.955Pb(Zn1/3Nb 2/3)O3-0.045PbTiO3

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Abstract

Direct experimental evidence is given to show that the traditional viewpoint of polarization reversal must be modified to include the path of consecutive non-180 domain switching. Using ultrasonic waves, we have successfully monitored multi-domain formation during the polarization switching cycle in a bulk single crystal 0.955Pb(Zn 1/3 Nb 2/3 )O 3 -0.045PbTiO 3 . A model is proposed for the polarization reversal mechanism in this system. This model is supported by ultrasonic attenuation measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalFerroelectrics
Volume290
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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