Effect of humidity on domain switching behaviors of BaTiO3 single crystal under sustained load

B. Jiang, Y. Bai, W. Y. Chu, San-Qiang Shi, L. J. Qiao, Y. J. Su

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Domain switching behaviors of BaTiO3 single crystal in humidity conditions were studied by polarized light microscopy (PLM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The results showed that the low humidity has no effect on both a-b domain configuration and a-c domain configuration under sustained load. However, the high humidity can promote a domain switching to c domain under sustained load. The difference of energy reduction induced by H2O molecules between c domains and a(b) domains leads to this phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5594-5598
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2008


  • BaTiO single crystal 3
  • Domain switching
  • Humidity
  • Sustained load

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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