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Anomalous reduction in domain wall displacement at the morphotropic phase boundary of the piezoelectric alloy system PbTiO3-BiScO3

Khatua, Dipak Kumar and Lalitha, K and Fancher, Chris M and Jones, Jacob L and Ranjan, Rajeev (2016) Anomalous reduction in domain wall displacement at the morphotropic phase boundary of the piezoelectric alloy system PbTiO3-BiScO3. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 93 (10).

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Abstract

A comparative study of field-induced domain switching and lattice strain was carried out by in situ electric-field-dependent high-energy synchrotron x-ray diffraction on a morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) and a near-MPB rhombohedral/pseudomonoclinic composition of a high-performance piezoelectric alloy (1-x) PbTiO3-(x)BiScO3. It is demonstrated that the MPB composition showing large d(33) similar to 425 pC/N exhibits significantly reduced propensity of field-induced domain switching as compared to the non-MPB rhombohedral composition (d(33) similar to 260 pC/N). These experimental observations contradict the basic premise of the martensitic-theory-based explanation which emphasizes on enhanced domain wall motion as the primary factor for the anomalous piezoelectric response in MPB piezoelectrics. Our results favor field-induced structural transformation to be the primary mechanism contributing to the large piezoresponse of the critical MPB composition of this system.

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: 02 Apr 2016 06:02
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2016 06:02
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53581

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