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Harvesting Single Ferroelectric Domain Stressed Nanoparticles for Optical and Ferroic Applications
Journal of Applied Physics
  • Gary Cook, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • J. L. Barnes, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • S. A. Basun, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Dean R. Evans, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Ron F. Ziolo, Centro de Investigación en Química Aplicada
  • Arturo Ponce, Centro de Investigacion en Química Aplicada
  • Victor Yu. Reshetnyak, Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev
  • Anatoliy Glushchenko, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Partha P. Banerjee, University of Dayton
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We describe techniques to selectively harvest single ferroelectric domain nanoparticles of BaTiO3 as small as 9 nm from a plethora of nanoparticles produced by mechanical grinding. High resolution transmission electron microscopy imaging shows the unidomain atomic structure of the nanoparticles and reveals compressive and tensile surface strains which are attributed to the preservation of ferroelectric behavior in these particles. We demonstrate the positive benefits of using harvested nanoparticles in disparate liquid crystal systems.
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064309-1 to 064309-5
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American Institute of Physics
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Gary Cook, J. L. Barnes, S. A. Basun, Dean R. Evans, et al.. "Harvesting Single Ferroelectric Domain Stressed Nanoparticles for Optical and Ferroic Applications" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 108 Iss. 6 (2010)
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