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Modeling the Dielectric Response and Relaxation Spectra of Relaxor Ferroelectrics
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
  • Huh-Tswen Lin
  • David C. Van Aken, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Wayne Huebner, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
A multi-Debye relaxation model that is based upon the Boltzmann superposition principle has been used to determine the frequency-dispersion behavior of Pb(Mg1/3-Nb2/3)O3 (PMN) and Pb0.88La0.08(Zr0.65Ti0.35)O3 (PLZT 8/65/35) relaxor ferroelectrics. For PMN, relaxation times on the order of seconds contribute to the dispersive character of the dielectric properties. A defect-relaxation mechanism that involves Mg cation hopping in a structure that is composed of interpenetrating 〈111〉 chains of ordered Pb(Mg1/2Nb1/2)O3 is proposed for PMN. Motion of the Mg cations results in destruction and reconstruction of these ordered chains, which contributes to the dispersive character of PMN.
Department(s)
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
  • Dielectric Relaxation,
  • Lead Compounds,
  • Magnesium,
  • Mathematical Models
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 1999 American Ceramic Society, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
10-1-1999
Citation Information
Huh-Tswen Lin, David C. Van Aken and Wayne Huebner. "Modeling the Dielectric Response and Relaxation Spectra of Relaxor Ferroelectrics" Journal of the American Ceramic Society (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wayne-huebner/38/