Phase coexistence of temperature-dependent phase transformation in relaxor ferroelectric Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)1-xTixO3 single crystal
Schmidt, V. Hugo
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Coexistence of monoclinic and tetragonal domains is evidenced in a (001)-cut Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.61Ti0.39O3 (PMNT39%) single crystal from temperature dependent observation of domain structures and dielectric permittivity. The coexistence persists until the crystal transforms into the cubic phase near 455 K. As temperature increases, the monoclinic domains progressively transform to the tetragonal phase via polarization rotations of monoclinic distortions. This causes increasing volume of the tetragonal domain matrix as temperature increases before the cubic phase takes over.
R.R. Chien, V. Hugo Schmidt, C.-S. Tu, and L.-W. Hung (2004) Phase coexistence of temperature-dependent phase transformation in relaxor ferroelectric Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)1-xTixO3 single crystal, Ferroelectrics 302:1, 335-339, DOI: 10.1080/00150190490456330