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Domain Patterns, Texture and Macroscopic Electro-mechanical Behavior of Ferroelectrics

Bhattacharya, Kaushik and Li, Jiang Yu (2001) Domain Patterns, Texture and Macroscopic Electro-mechanical Behavior of Ferroelectrics. In: Fundamental Physics of Ferroelectrics 2001. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.582. American Institute of Physics , Melville, N.Y. , pp. 72-81. ISBN 0-7354-0021-0.

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This paper examines the domain patterns and its relation to the macroscopic electromechanical behavior of ferroelectric solids using a theory based on homogenization and energy minimization. The domain patterns in different crystalline systems are classified, the spontaneous strain and polarization for single crystals and polycrystals are characterized, and the optimal texture of polycrystals for high-strain actuation is identified. The results also reveal why it is easy to pole PZT at compositions close to the 'morphotropic phase boundary'.

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Additional Information:© 2001 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 3 August 2001. The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Army Research Office through DAAD 19-99-1-0319.
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Army Research Office (ARO)DAAD 19-99-1-0319
Subject Keywords:ferroelectric materials, electric domains, polarisation, ferroelectric transitions, Curie temperature, lattice constants, crystal symmetry
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:582
Classification Code:PACS: 77.80.Bh; 77.80.Dj
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Official Citation:Domain patterns, texture and macroscopic electro-mechanical behavior of ferroelectrics Kaushik Bhattacharya and Jiang Yu Li, AIP Conf. Proc. 582, 72 (2001), DOI:10.1063/1.1399691
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