Ferroelectric domain in PMN-xPT single crystal studied by piezoresponse force microscopy and finite-element analysis

Kin S. Wong, Bo Wang, Jiyan Dai, Hasou Luo

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Ferroelectric domain structures in (001)-cut Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-38%PbTiO3and (011)-cut Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-60%PbTiO3single crystals are studied by means of piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM). The out-of-plane-polarization (OPP) and in-plane-polarization (IPP) domain piezoresponse imaging reveals the domain and domain boundary configurations in these two different PbTiO3-content crystals. Finite-element analysis is carried out to illustrate the OPP and IPP-PFM imagings mechanism and interpret the domains superposition phenomenon during PFM imaging.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4524966
Pages (from-to)952-956
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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