skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Tip-induced domain growth on the non-polar cuts of lithium niobate single-crystals

Abstract

Currently ferroelectric materials with designed domain structures are considered as a perspective material for new generation of photonic, data storage and data processing devices. Application of external electric field is the most convenient way of the domain structure formation. Lots of papers are devoted to investigation of the domain kinetics on polar surface of crystals while the forward growth remains one of the most mysterious stages due to lack of experimental methods allowing to study it. Here we performed tip-induced polarization reversal on X- and Y-non-polar cuts in single-crystal of congruent lithium niobate allows us to study the forward growth with high spatial resolution. The revealed difference in the shape and length of domains induced on X- and Y-cuts is beyond previously developed theoretical approaches used for the theoretical consideration of the domains growth at non-polar ferroelectric surfaces. Lastly, to explain experimental results we used kinetic approach with anisotropy of screening efficiency along different crystallographic directions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Ural Federal Univ. (Russia). Inst. of Natural Sciences, Ferroelectric Lab.
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Science (CNMS); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Inst. for Functional Imaging of Materials
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1265518
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; 13-02-96041-r-Ural-a; 13-02-01391-a
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Alikin, Denis O., Ievlev, Anton, Turigin, Anton P., Lobov, Alexei, Kalinin, Sergei V, and Shur, Vladimir Ya. Tip-induced domain growth on the non-polar cuts of lithium niobate single-crystals. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4919872.
Alikin, Denis O., Ievlev, Anton, Turigin, Anton P., Lobov, Alexei, Kalinin, Sergei V, & Shur, Vladimir Ya. Tip-induced domain growth on the non-polar cuts of lithium niobate single-crystals. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919872.
Alikin, Denis O., Ievlev, Anton, Turigin, Anton P., Lobov, Alexei, Kalinin, Sergei V, and Shur, Vladimir Ya. Tue . "Tip-induced domain growth on the non-polar cuts of lithium niobate single-crystals". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4919872. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1265518.
@article{osti_1265518,
title = {Tip-induced domain growth on the non-polar cuts of lithium niobate single-crystals},
author = {Alikin, Denis O. and Ievlev, Anton and Turigin, Anton P. and Lobov, Alexei and Kalinin, Sergei V and Shur, Vladimir Ya.},
abstractNote = {Currently ferroelectric materials with designed domain structures are considered as a perspective material for new generation of photonic, data storage and data processing devices. Application of external electric field is the most convenient way of the domain structure formation. Lots of papers are devoted to investigation of the domain kinetics on polar surface of crystals while the forward growth remains one of the most mysterious stages due to lack of experimental methods allowing to study it. Here we performed tip-induced polarization reversal on X- and Y-non-polar cuts in single-crystal of congruent lithium niobate allows us to study the forward growth with high spatial resolution. The revealed difference in the shape and length of domains induced on X- and Y-cuts is beyond previously developed theoretical approaches used for the theoretical consideration of the domains growth at non-polar ferroelectric surfaces. Lastly, to explain experimental results we used kinetic approach with anisotropy of screening efficiency along different crystallographic directions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4919872},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 18,
volume = 106,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 05 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Tue May 05 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 9 works
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Local polarization dynamics in ferroelectric materials
journal, April 2010

  • Kalinin, Sergei V.; Morozovska, Anna N.; Chen, Long Qing
  • Reports on Progress in Physics, Vol. 73, Issue 5, Article No. 056502
  • DOI: 10.1088/0034-4885/73/5/056502

Intermittency, quasiperiodicity and chaos in probe-induced ferroelectric domain switching
journal, November 2013

  • Ievlev, A. V.; Jesse, S.; Morozovska, A. N.
  • Nature Physics, Vol. 10, Issue 1, p. 59-66
  • DOI: 10.1038/nphys2796