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Title: Kinetics of linear domains in LiNbO{sub 3} single crystals polarized by scanning probe microscopy

Growth and decay processes of linear domains in lithium niobate single crystals fabricated utilizing scanning probe microscopy were investigated. It is found that the initial configuration of linear domains is dependent on the fabrication parameters as scan velocity and voltage. The linear domains decay at the part where the domain width is small for two different processes. A comparison of critical stable domain size between dot and linear domains was carried out. The critical linear domain width is 0.7 times as large as the critical diameter of dot domain at the same sample thickness due to their smaller surface energy.
Authors:
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  1. National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Physics School, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253753
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 103; Journal Issue: 25; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; LITHIUM; LITHIUM COMPOUNDS; MICROSCOPY; MONOCRYSTALS; NIOBATES; NIOBIUM OXIDES; PROBES; SURFACE ENERGY; THICKNESS