Anelastic analyses on the relaxation of anti-ferroelectric states in 0.94Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-0.06BaTiO3 solid solutions under electric fields

Yuzhe Liu, Guangping Zheng

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The anelastic behaviors of (Bi0.5Na0.5)0.94Ba0.06TiO3 solid solutions under applied electric fields are investigated in order to understand the relaxation processes related with the anti-ferroelectric states. The relaxation process is characterized by the changes of dynamical modulus, internal friction and relaxation time with the applied electric fields at different temperatures. It is found the anomalies of those changes occur around the rhombohedral-to-tetragonal transition temperature. The changes in mechanical spectrum of samples under applied field suggest that there is an electric-filed driven oxygen migration process involved in the anti-ferroelectric transition. The investigations demonstrate that the anelastic analyses on samples under applied electric field could be effective in the characterization of electro-mechanical or electro-chemical processes of solid state ionics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Electroceramics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015


  • Anti-ferroelectric
  • Domain walls
  • Mechanical relaxation
  • Oxygen vacancies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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