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Title: Materials Contrast in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy

Abstract

Piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) contrast in transversally isotropic material corresponding to the case of c{sup +}-c{sup -} domains in tetragonal ferroelectrics is analyzed using Green's function theory by Felten et al. [J. Appl. Phys. 96, 563 (2004)]. A simplified expression for PFM signal as a linear combination of relevant piezoelectric constant is obtained. This analysis is extended to piezoelectric material of arbitrary symmetry with weak elastic and dielectric anisotropies. These results provide a framework for interpretation of PFM signals for systems with unknown or poorly known local elastic and dielectric properties, including nanocrystalline materials, ferroelectric polymers, and biopolymers.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. ORNL
  2. National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1003517
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES; MICROSCOPY; POLYMERS; SYMMETRY

Citation Formats

Kalinin, Sergei V, Eliseev, E. A., and Morozovska, A. N. Materials Contrast in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2206992.
Kalinin, Sergei V, Eliseev, E. A., & Morozovska, A. N. Materials Contrast in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2206992.
Kalinin, Sergei V, Eliseev, E. A., and Morozovska, A. N. Sun . "Materials Contrast in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2206992.
@article{osti_1003517,
title = {Materials Contrast in Piezoresponse Force Microscopy},
author = {Kalinin, Sergei V and Eliseev, E. A. and Morozovska, A. N.},
abstractNote = {Piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) contrast in transversally isotropic material corresponding to the case of c{sup +}-c{sup -} domains in tetragonal ferroelectrics is analyzed using Green's function theory by Felten et al. [J. Appl. Phys. 96, 563 (2004)]. A simplified expression for PFM signal as a linear combination of relevant piezoelectric constant is obtained. This analysis is extended to piezoelectric material of arbitrary symmetry with weak elastic and dielectric anisotropies. These results provide a framework for interpretation of PFM signals for systems with unknown or poorly known local elastic and dielectric properties, including nanocrystalline materials, ferroelectric polymers, and biopolymers.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2206992},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 23,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}