Quantitative Analysis of Micro-Macro Domain Transition of PNN-PT-PZ(x) System at Higher PZ Content


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Since the discovery of relaxor behavior in Pb(Mg 1/3 Nb 2/3 )O3 (referred to as PMN), the studies of relaxor ferroelectrics with Pb(B'1/3B"2/3)O3 type perovskites have intensified because of their excellent dielectric and electromechanical properties. The present study is mainly focused on the quantitative analysis of micro-macro domain transition, using dielectric spectroscopy, hot-stage TEM. The deviation from Curie-Weiss behavior was investigated over a broad range of temperature. As the relative contents of PbZrO3 increased, the Curie-Weiss temperature decreased, while the Curie-Weiss constant increased. However, the Lorentz polarization factor (γ) decreased with increasing PbZrO3 content, indicating an enhanced relaxor behavior in the PNN-PT-PZ(x) system at higher PZ content. A microscopic examination demonstrates that the relaxor-normal ferroelectric transition corresponds to a micro-macro domain switching. The long-range ferroelectric domains below the transition temperature were characterized by twin-like 90o macro domains with tetragonal symmetry and by the subdomains, which presumably relieves the internal electrostrictive strains associated with the polarization nonuniformity caused by the polar nanodomains.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 510-511)

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Hyung Sun Kim, Yu Bao Li and Soo Wohn Lee




M. S. Yoon and S. C. Ur, "Quantitative Analysis of Micro-Macro Domain Transition of PNN-PT-PZ(x) System at Higher PZ Content", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 510-511, pp. 542-545, 2006

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March 2006




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