Web-like domain structure formation in barium titanate single crystals
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|Title:||Web-like domain structure formation in barium titanate single crystals||Authors:||Rodriguez, Brian J.
Eng, L. M.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5173||Date:||Jul-2010||Abstract:||The evolution of ferroelectric domain structure in Remeika-grown BaTiO3 crystals under an inhomogeneous electric field has been investigated using piezoresponse force microscopy. The ac imaging bias was found to affect the metastable polarization state and lead to the formation of a web-like domain structure. It is suggested that this behaviour is due to the existence of subsurface domains arising in single crystals with a layered structure. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||AIP||Journal:||Applied Physics Letters||Volume:||97||Issue:||4||Start page:||042902-1||End page:||042902-3||Copyright (published version):||2010 American Institute of Physics||Keywords:||Atomic force microscopy; Crystal structure; Thin film growth; Surface phase transitions; Barium compounds; Electric domains; Ferroelectric domains; Nanoscale||DOI:||10.1063/1.3467871||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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