Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of American Ceramic Society

Volume

97

Issue

1

First Page

206

Last Page

212

DOI

10.1111/jace.12585

Abstract

The effect of Ba content on the stress sensitivity of the antiferroelectric to ferroelectric phase transition in (Pb0.94−xLa0.04Bax)[(Zr0.60Sn0.40)0.84Ti0.16]O3 ceramics is investigated through monitoring electric field-induced polarization and longitudinal strain under compressive prestresses. It is found that incorporation of Ba significantly suppresses the stress sensitivity of the phase transition, as manifested by slight decreases under prestresses up to 100 MPa in the maximum polarization (Pm) and longitudinal strain (xm). The energy storage density is even increased under the mechanical confinement in compositions x = 0.02 and 0.04. X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and dielectric measurements indicate that the suppressed stress sensitivity is associated with the disruption of micrometersized antiferroelectric domains into nanodomains and the transition from antiferroelectric to relaxor behavior.

Comments

This is the accepted version of the following article: Journal of the American Ceramic Society 97, 206-212 (2014). DOI: 10.1111/jace.12585, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jace.12585/full.

Copyright Owner

Xu, et al.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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