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Title: Study of domain boundary polarization in (111)-cut [Pb(Mg[sub ⅓]Nb[sub ⅔])O₃]₀.₇ (PbTiO₃)₀.₃ single crystal by piezoresponse force microscopy
Authors: Wong, K. S.
Zhao, X.
Dai, Jiyan
Choy, Chung-loong
Zhao, X. Y.
Luo, H. S.
Subjects: Lead compounds
Relaxor ferroelectrics
Electric domains
Dielectric polarisation
Atomic force microscopy
Ising model
Issue Date: 28-Aug-2006
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Applied physics letters, 28 Aug. 2006, v. 89, no. 9, 092906, p. 1-3
Abstract: Ferroelectric domain structure, especially the domain boundary polarization, in as-grown and poled (111)-cut PMN-30%PT single crystal has been studied by means of out-of-plane and in-plane piezoresponse force microscopies (PFMs). It revealed that the as-grown sample exhibits speckle-shaped microdomains, and the domain number distribution decreases exponentially as the domain size increases which can be described by the random field Ising model; in contrast, the poled sample shows stripe-shaped domains. Capacitive force-free PFM revealed a detailed domain boundary characteristic with net in-plane polarization. The presence of the in-plane polarization at the domain boundary also suggests the existence of orthorhombic phase in the rhombohedral matrix.
Rights: © 2006 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in K. S. Wong et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 092906 (2006) and may be found at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1063/1.2339038
ISSN: 0003-6951 (print)
1077-3118 (online)
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