Nano-Domain Pinning in Ferroelastic-Ferroelectrics by Extended Structural Defects

Yachin Ivry*, Colm Durkan, Daping Chu, James F. Scott

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Abstract

Most ferroelectrics are also ferroelastics (hysteretic stress-strain relationship and response to mechanical stresses). The interactions between ferroelastic twin walls and ferroelectric domain walls are complex and only partly understood, hindering the technological potential of these materials. Here we study via atomic force microscopy the pinning of 180-degree ferroelectric domain walls in lead zirconate titanate (PZT). Our observations satisfy all three categories of ferroelectric-ferroelastic domain interaction proposed by Bornarel, Lajzerowicz, and Legrand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5567-5574
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume24
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2014

Keywords

  • POLARIZATION REVERSAL
  • CRYSTALS
  • FILMS
  • TEMPERATURE

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