Determination of 60� polarization nanodomains in a relaxor-based ferroelectric single crystal

Kyou Hyun Kim, David A. Payne, Jian Min Zuo

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Abstract

Here, we report a determination of monoclinic nanodomains in PMN-xPT with x = 31%PT by using scanning convergent beam electron diffraction (SCBED). We show the presence of 60 � α degree nanodomains with Cm-like symmetry as well as significant variations (α) in local polarization directions across lengths of ∼10 nm. The principle of our technique is general and can be applied for the determination of polarization domains in other ferroelectric materials of different symmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number162902
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume107
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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