Scientific article

Macrodomain structure related to the electric field-induced phase transition in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3

ContributorsYe, Zuo-Guang
Published inFerroelectrics, vol. 172, no. 1, p. 19-30
Publication date1995

The first-order electric field-induced phase transition in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3, [PMN] single crystals, from the average cubic phase to a macroscopically polar 3m phase, was studied more specifically by the optical domain examinations with polarized light microscopy. Different aspects of induced macrodomain structure and phase boundary related to the establishment, decay and reversal of the induced polarization were presented. The mechanism of the induced phase transition was described, from the domain point of view, as a transformation from polar nanodomains to polar macrodomain states resulting in a trigonal distortion with symmetry breaking.

  • Macrodomains
  • Induced phase transition
  • Induced polarization
  • Ferroelectricity
Citation (ISO format)
YE, Zuo-Guang. Macrodomain structure related to the electric field-induced phase transition in Pb(Mg<sub>1/3</sub>Nb<sub>2/3</sub>)O<sub>3</sub>. In: Ferroelectrics, 1995, vol. 172, n° 1, p. 19–30. doi: 10.1080/00150199508018453
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