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Title: Evolution of ferroelastic domain walls during phase transitions in barium titanate nanoparticles

Abstract

In this work, ferroelastic domain walls inside BaTiO3 (BTO) tetragonal nanocrystals are distinguished by Bragg peak position and studied with Bragg coherent x-ray diffraction imaging (BCDI). Convergence-related features of the BCDI method for strongly phased objects are reported. A ferroelastic domain wall inside a BTO crystal has been tracked and imaged across the tetragonal-cubic phase transition and proves to be reversible. The linear relationship of relative displacement between two twin domains with temperature is measured and shows a different slope for heating and cooling, while the tetragonality reproduces well over temperature changes in both directions. An edge dislocation is also observed and found to annihilate when heating the crystal close to the phase transition temperature.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. Univ. College London (United Kingdom). London Centre for Nanotechnology
  2. Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Oxford (United Kingdom). Diamond Light Source, Ltd.
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  5. Univ. College London (United Kingdom). London Centre for Nanotechnology; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); National Science Foundation (NSF); China Scholarship Council (CSC)
OSTI Identifier:
1661637
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1779070
Report Number(s):
BNL-216378-2020-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2475-9953
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; EP/I022562/1; AC02-06CH11357; DMR-9724294
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 10; 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

Citation Formats

Diao, Jiecheng, Shi, Xiaowen, Assefa, Tadesse A., Wu, Longlong, Suzana, Ana F., Nunes, Daniel S., Batey, Darren, Cipiccia, Silvia, Rau, Christoph, Harder, Ross J., Cha, Wonsuk, and Robinson, Ian K.. Evolution of ferroelastic domain walls during phase transitions in barium titanate nanoparticles. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevmaterials.4.106001.
Diao, Jiecheng, Shi, Xiaowen, Assefa, Tadesse A., Wu, Longlong, Suzana, Ana F., Nunes, Daniel S., Batey, Darren, Cipiccia, Silvia, Rau, Christoph, Harder, Ross J., Cha, Wonsuk, & Robinson, Ian K.. Evolution of ferroelastic domain walls during phase transitions in barium titanate nanoparticles. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevmaterials.4.106001
Diao, Jiecheng, Shi, Xiaowen, Assefa, Tadesse A., Wu, Longlong, Suzana, Ana F., Nunes, Daniel S., Batey, Darren, Cipiccia, Silvia, Rau, Christoph, Harder, Ross J., Cha, Wonsuk, and Robinson, Ian K.. Tue . "Evolution of ferroelastic domain walls during phase transitions in barium titanate nanoparticles". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevmaterials.4.106001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1661637.
@article{osti_1661637,
title = {Evolution of ferroelastic domain walls during phase transitions in barium titanate nanoparticles},
author = {Diao, Jiecheng and Shi, Xiaowen and Assefa, Tadesse A. and Wu, Longlong and Suzana, Ana F. and Nunes, Daniel S. and Batey, Darren and Cipiccia, Silvia and Rau, Christoph and Harder, Ross J. and Cha, Wonsuk and Robinson, Ian K.},
abstractNote = {In this work, ferroelastic domain walls inside BaTiO3 (BTO) tetragonal nanocrystals are distinguished by Bragg peak position and studied with Bragg coherent x-ray diffraction imaging (BCDI). Convergence-related features of the BCDI method for strongly phased objects are reported. A ferroelastic domain wall inside a BTO crystal has been tracked and imaged across the tetragonal-cubic phase transition and proves to be reversible. The linear relationship of relative displacement between two twin domains with temperature is measured and shows a different slope for heating and cooling, while the tetragonality reproduces well over temperature changes in both directions. An edge dislocation is also observed and found to annihilate when heating the crystal close to the phase transition temperature.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevmaterials.4.106001},
journal = {Physical Review Materials},
number = 10,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {10}
}

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