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Title: Domain Nucleation and Hysteresis Loop Shape in Piezoresponse Force Spectroscopy

Abstract

Electromechanical hysteresis loop measurements in piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) [piezoresponse force spectroscopy (PFS)] have emerged as a powerful technique for probing ferroelectric switching behavior on the nanoscale. Interpretation of PFS data requires the relationship between the domain parameters and PFM signal to be established. Here, the authors analyze the switching process using modified point charge model. The charge parameters are selected to reproduce tip-induced surface potential and tip radius of curvature. The relationship between geometric parameters of semiellipsoidal domain and PFM signal is derived using linear Green's function theory. The role of domain nucleation on hysteresis loop is established.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
  2. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1003559
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; HYSTERESIS; MICROSCOPY; NUCLEATION; POINT CHARGE; SHAPE; SPECTROSCOPY; SURFACE POTENTIAL

Citation Formats

Morozovska, A. N., Eliseev, E. A., and Kalinin, Sergei V. Domain Nucleation and Hysteresis Loop Shape in Piezoresponse Force Spectroscopy. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2378526.
Morozovska, A. N., Eliseev, E. A., & Kalinin, Sergei V. Domain Nucleation and Hysteresis Loop Shape in Piezoresponse Force Spectroscopy. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2378526.
Morozovska, A. N., Eliseev, E. A., and Kalinin, Sergei V. Sun . "Domain Nucleation and Hysteresis Loop Shape in Piezoresponse Force Spectroscopy". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2378526.
@article{osti_1003559,
title = {Domain Nucleation and Hysteresis Loop Shape in Piezoresponse Force Spectroscopy},
author = {Morozovska, A. N. and Eliseev, E. A. and Kalinin, Sergei V},
abstractNote = {Electromechanical hysteresis loop measurements in piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) [piezoresponse force spectroscopy (PFS)] have emerged as a powerful technique for probing ferroelectric switching behavior on the nanoscale. Interpretation of PFS data requires the relationship between the domain parameters and PFM signal to be established. Here, the authors analyze the switching process using modified point charge model. The charge parameters are selected to reproduce tip-induced surface potential and tip radius of curvature. The relationship between geometric parameters of semiellipsoidal domain and PFM signal is derived using linear Green's function theory. The role of domain nucleation on hysteresis loop is established.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2378526},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 19,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}