Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

104

First Page

052903-1

Last Page

052903-5

DOI

10.1063/1.4863850

Abstract

Electric fields are known to favor a ferroelectric phase with parallel electric dipoles over an antiferroelectric phase. We demonstrate in this Letter that electric fields can induce an antiferroelectric phase out of a ferroelectric phase in a NaNbO3-based lead-free polycrystalline ceramic. Such an unlikely ferroelectric-to-antiferroelectric phase transition occurs at fields with a reversed polarity and competes with the ferroelectric polarization reversal process.

Comments

This article is from Applied Physics Letters104 (2014): 052903, doi: 10.1063/1.4863850. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

AIP Publishing

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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