Ferroelectricity and gradual melting in NaNO2 particles confined within porous alumina

Cheng Tien, E. V. Charnaya, D. Yu Podorozhkin, M. K. Lee, S. V. Baryshnikov

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NMR and dielectric studies were carried out for ferroelectric NaNO2 embedded into porous alumina. 23Na spin-lattice relaxation and static lineshape were measured within a large temperature range covering the ferroelectric phase transition in bulk sodium nitrite till NaNO2 melting. The coexistence of the crystalline and melted states of confined sodium nitrite was observed above 400 K, gradual melting being over at about 510 K. The solid portion of confined sodium nitrite bore ferroelectricity with phase transition temperature higher than that in bulk NaNO2. Correlation time of molecular mobility in the melted fraction was found and activation enthalpy was estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2346-2351
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (B) Basic Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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