Journal or Book Title
Physical Review Letters
It has been widely accepted that electric fields favor the ferroelectric phase with parallel electric dipoles over the antiferroelectric phase. With detailed measurements in polycrystalline ceramics of Pb0.99Nb0.02[(Zr0.57Sn0.43)1-yTiy]0.98O3, we demonstrate in this Letter that electric fields can induce an antiferroelectric phase out of a ferroelectric phase, i.e., trigger an apparently unlikely ferroelectric-to-antiferroelectric phase transition. We suggest that it is caused by the volume contraction from the converse piezoelectric effect at the coercive field with a reversed polarity.
American Physical Society
Tan, Xiaoli; Ma, Cheng; Jo, Wook; and Rödel, J., "Can an Electric Field Induce an Antiferroelectric Phase Out of a Ferroelectric Phase?" (2010). Materials Science and Engineering Publications. 24.