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Analogous stress and electric field driven structural transformation and decrease in polarization coherence on poling around the morphotropic phase boundary in BiScO3-PbTiO3

Lalitha, K and Kalyani, Ajay Kumar and Ranjan, Rajeev (2014) Analogous stress and electric field driven structural transformation and decrease in polarization coherence on poling around the morphotropic phase boundary in BiScO3-PbTiO3. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 90 (22).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.224107

Abstract

The nature of the stress and electric field driven structural and microstructural transformations in the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) compositions of the high Curie point piezoelectric system BiScO3-PbTiO3 has been examined by ex situ based techniques. Using a powder poling technique, which is based on the concept of exploiting the irreversible structural change that occurs after the application of a strong electric field and stress independently, it was possible to ascertain that both moderate stress and electric field induce identical structural transformation-a fraction of the monoclinic phase transforms irreversibly to the tetragonal phase. Moreover, analysis of the dielectric response before and after poling revealed a counterintuitive phenomenon of poling induced decrease in the spatial coherence of polarization for compositions around the MPB and not so for compositions far away from the MPB range. Exploiting the greater sensitivity of this technique, we demonstrate that the criticality associated with the interferroelectric transition spans a wider composition range than what is conventionally reported in the literature based on bulk x-ray/neutron powder diffraction techniques.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 14:49
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 14:49
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50778

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