Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2006

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Volume

89

Issue

1

First Page

202

Last Page

209

DOI

10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00675.x

Abstract

The effect of cation ordering on an electric field-induced relaxor to normal ferroelectric phase transition in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3 (PMN)-based ceramics was investigated. Both A-site La doping and B-site Sc doping were found to enhance the chemical ordering in these relaxor ceramics. However, the enhanced chemical orderings showed different impacts on the dielectric and ferroelectric properties in these perovskite materials. The 5% La doping was observed to shift the dielectric maximum temperature (Tmax) to a significantly lower temperature and suppress the electric field-induced transition to a ferroelectric phase. In contrast, the 5% and 10% Sc doping showed little effect on Tmax but strengthened the ferroelectric coupling. The difference is discussed on the basis of cation size and charge imbalance. An electric field-temperature phase diagram is also proposed for the 0.90PMN–0.10Pb(Sc1/2Nb1/2)O3 based on its history dependence of the electric field-induced phase transition.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Journal of the American Ceramic Society 89, 202-209 (2006), which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00675.x/full.

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Copyright Owner

Zhao, et al.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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