Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-19-2004

Journal or Book Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

85

Issue

15

First Page

3187

Last Page

3189

DOI

10.1063/1.1805179

Abstract

Electric field-induced transformation of incommensurate modulations in a Sn-modified lead zirconate titanate ceramic was investigated with an electric fieldin situtransmission electron microscopy technique. It is found that the spacing between the (1/x){110}satellite spots and the fundamental reflections do not change with external electric field, indicating that the modulation wavelength stays constant under applied field. The intensity of these satellites starts to decrease when the field level reaches a critical value. Further increase in the field strength eventually leads to the complete disappearance of the satellite reflections. In addition, the 12{111}-type superlattice reflections showed no response to electrical stimuli.

Comments

The following article is from Applied Physics Letters 85 (2004): 3187 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1805179.

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American Institute of Physics

Language

en

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