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Title: Formation of the domain structure in CLN under the pyroelectric field induced by pulse infrared laser heating

The evolution of the self-assembled quasi-regular micro- and nanodomain structures after pulse infrared laser irradiation in congruent lithium niobate crystal was studied by in situ optical observation. Several scenarios of domain kinetics represented covering of the irradiated zone by nets of the separated domain chains and rays have been revealed. The time dependence of the total domain length was analyzed in terms of modified Kolmogorov-Avrami theory. The domain structure evolution was attributed to the action of pyroelectric field appeared during cooling. The time dependence of the spatial distribution of the pyroelectric field during pulse laser heating and subsequent cooling was calculated by finite element method. The results of computer simulation allowed us to explain the experimental results and can be used for creation of tailored domain structures thus opening the new abilities of the submicron-scale domain engineering in ferroelectrics.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Natural Sciences, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, 620000 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22492124
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COOLING; CRYSTALS; DOMAIN STRUCTURE; FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; IRRADIATION; LASER RADIATION; LASER-RADIATION HEATING; LITHIUM COMPOUNDS; NIOBATES; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; TIME DEPENDENCE