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Title: Interferometric imaging of nonlocal electromechanical power transduction in ferroelectric domains

Abstract

The electrical generation and detection of elastic waves are the foundation for acoustoelectronic and acoustooptic systems. For surface acoustic wave devices, microelectromechanical/nanoelectromechanical systems, and phononic crystals, tailoring the spatial variation of material properties such as piezoelectric and elastic tensors may bring significant improvements to the system performance. Due to the much slower speed of sound than speed of light in solids, it is desirable to study various electroacoustic behaviors at the mesoscopic length scale. In this work, we demonstrate the interferometric imaging of electromechanical power transduction in ferroelectric lithium niobate domain structures by microwave impedance microscopy. In sharp contrast to the traditional standing-wave patterns caused by the superposition of counterpropagating waves, the constructive and destructive fringes in microwave dissipation images exhibit an intriguing one-wavelength periodicity. We show that such unusual interference patterns, which are fundamentally different from the acoustic displacement fields, stem from the nonlocal interaction between electric fields and elastic waves. The results are corroborated by numerical simulations taking into account the sign reversal of piezoelectric tensor in oppositely polarized domains. Our work paves ways to probe nanoscale electroacoustic phenomena in complex structures by near-field electromagnetic imaging.

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Research Org.:
Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); US Army Research Office
OSTI Identifier:
1438287
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1540282
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018153; W911NF1410483
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Journal Volume: 115 Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; microwave impedance microscopy; electromechanical power transduction; surface acoustic wave; interference patterns; ferroelectric material

Citation Formats

Zheng, Lu, Dong, Hui, Wu, Xiaoyu, Huang, Yen-Lin, Wang, Wenbo, Wu, Weida, Wang, Zheng, and Lai, Keji. Interferometric imaging of nonlocal electromechanical power transduction in ferroelectric domains. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1722499115.
Zheng, Lu, Dong, Hui, Wu, Xiaoyu, Huang, Yen-Lin, Wang, Wenbo, Wu, Weida, Wang, Zheng, & Lai, Keji. Interferometric imaging of nonlocal electromechanical power transduction in ferroelectric domains. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1722499115.
Zheng, Lu, Dong, Hui, Wu, Xiaoyu, Huang, Yen-Lin, Wang, Wenbo, Wu, Weida, Wang, Zheng, and Lai, Keji. Mon . "Interferometric imaging of nonlocal electromechanical power transduction in ferroelectric domains". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1722499115.
@article{osti_1438287,
title = {Interferometric imaging of nonlocal electromechanical power transduction in ferroelectric domains},
author = {Zheng, Lu and Dong, Hui and Wu, Xiaoyu and Huang, Yen-Lin and Wang, Wenbo and Wu, Weida and Wang, Zheng and Lai, Keji},
abstractNote = {The electrical generation and detection of elastic waves are the foundation for acoustoelectronic and acoustooptic systems. For surface acoustic wave devices, microelectromechanical/nanoelectromechanical systems, and phononic crystals, tailoring the spatial variation of material properties such as piezoelectric and elastic tensors may bring significant improvements to the system performance. Due to the much slower speed of sound than speed of light in solids, it is desirable to study various electroacoustic behaviors at the mesoscopic length scale. In this work, we demonstrate the interferometric imaging of electromechanical power transduction in ferroelectric lithium niobate domain structures by microwave impedance microscopy. In sharp contrast to the traditional standing-wave patterns caused by the superposition of counterpropagating waves, the constructive and destructive fringes in microwave dissipation images exhibit an intriguing one-wavelength periodicity. We show that such unusual interference patterns, which are fundamentally different from the acoustic displacement fields, stem from the nonlocal interaction between electric fields and elastic waves. The results are corroborated by numerical simulations taking into account the sign reversal of piezoelectric tensor in oppositely polarized domains. Our work paves ways to probe nanoscale electroacoustic phenomena in complex structures by near-field electromagnetic imaging.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1722499115},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = 21,
volume = 115,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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