90°-Domain reversal in pb(zrxti1.x)o3 ceramics

Shaoping Li, Huang Chi-Yuen, A. S. Bhalla, L. E. Cross

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In this study, a simple and direct method has been proposed, which can to be used for quantitatively distinguishing the mechanisms of domain reorientation processes in polycrystalline materials. By using this method, the 90° - domain reorientation in the Pb(ZrxTii-x)C)3 ceramic under the electric field was examined through the X-ray diffraction analysis. It was found that the polarization switching in the PZT ceramic with the composition near the morphotropic phase boundary is predominantly controlled by the two successive 90° domain processes rather than only the 180° domain reversal process. Experimental results also indicate that the coercive field of ferroelectric ceramics is related to the cooperative deformation associated with each grain. This cooperative deformation arises from 90°- domain reversal process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-19
Number of pages13
JournalFerroelectrics Letters Section
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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