Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-22-2009

Journal or Book Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

95

Issue

25

First Page

252903

DOI

10.1063/1.3275730

Abstract

We have carried out a combined acoustic emission(AE) and dielectricpermittivity study of the xPb(Zr1/2Ti1/2)O3-(1−x)Pb(Ni1/3Nb2/3)O3relaxor ferroelectric ceramics with compositions x=0.7–0.9 corresponding to its morphotropic phase boundary. Temperatures of all phase transitions occurring on heating are identified accurately by AE, and a direct transition between the low-temperature (rhombohedral) and high-temperature (pseudocubic) relaxor phases is found. The AE peak intensity is generally proportional to the temperature derivative of the dielectricpermittivity, in agreement with a model proposed for a thermally cycled small elastic dipole.

Comments

The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters 95 (2009): 252903, and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3275730.

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American Institute of Physics

Language

en

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