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Title: Synergy between phase transformation and domain switching in two morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectrics

Abstract

We present that many applications of ferroic materials take advantage of the microstructural redistribution under an external stimulus. Despite extensive studies on the microstructural evolution during both domain switching and phase transformations of high-performance ferroelectrics near morphotropic phase boundaries (MPBs), the synergetic interactions between both leading factors remain unclear. Herein, we have illustrated and discerned the correlative response of phase transformation and domain switching in an archetypical piezoceramic of PbTiO 3-BiScO 3 using a combination of in situ high-energy synchrotron x-ray diffraction and phase-field simulations. The direct structural evidence and domain development from simulations reveal a significant reversible orientation-dependent emerging phase transformation and enhanced domain switching. Increasingly populated polarization variants aligned with the applied electric field owing to this strong synergistic interaction play an important role in enhancing the piezoelectric performances of MPB ferroelectrics. Lastly, in addition to providing further insight into the microstructures of ferroelectrics, the present results have the potential to guide the design of high-performance materials.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [1];  [1]
  1. University of Science and Technology Beijing (China)
  2. Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Scientific User Facilities Division; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
OSTI Identifier:
1504451
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1482275
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; FG02-07ER46417
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 2475-9953
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Liu, Hui, Huang, Houbing, Fan, Longlong, Ren, Yang, Zhou, Hua, Chen, Long-Qing, Chen, Jun, and Xing, Xianran. Synergy between phase transformation and domain switching in two morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectrics. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.111403.
Liu, Hui, Huang, Houbing, Fan, Longlong, Ren, Yang, Zhou, Hua, Chen, Long-Qing, Chen, Jun, & Xing, Xianran. Synergy between phase transformation and domain switching in two morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectrics. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.111403.
Liu, Hui, Huang, Houbing, Fan, Longlong, Ren, Yang, Zhou, Hua, Chen, Long-Qing, Chen, Jun, and Xing, Xianran. Thu . "Synergy between phase transformation and domain switching in two morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectrics". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.111403.
@article{osti_1504451,
title = {Synergy between phase transformation and domain switching in two morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectrics},
author = {Liu, Hui and Huang, Houbing and Fan, Longlong and Ren, Yang and Zhou, Hua and Chen, Long-Qing and Chen, Jun and Xing, Xianran},
abstractNote = {We present that many applications of ferroic materials take advantage of the microstructural redistribution under an external stimulus. Despite extensive studies on the microstructural evolution during both domain switching and phase transformations of high-performance ferroelectrics near morphotropic phase boundaries (MPBs), the synergetic interactions between both leading factors remain unclear. Herein, we have illustrated and discerned the correlative response of phase transformation and domain switching in an archetypical piezoceramic of PbTiO3-BiScO3 using a combination of in situ high-energy synchrotron x-ray diffraction and phase-field simulations. The direct structural evidence and domain development from simulations reveal a significant reversible orientation-dependent emerging phase transformation and enhanced domain switching. Increasingly populated polarization variants aligned with the applied electric field owing to this strong synergistic interaction play an important role in enhancing the piezoelectric performances of MPB ferroelectrics. Lastly, in addition to providing further insight into the microstructures of ferroelectrics, the present results have the potential to guide the design of high-performance materials.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.111403},
journal = {Physical Review Materials},
issn = {2475-9953},
number = 11,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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