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Antiferroelectricity induced by electric field in NaNbO3-based lead-free ceramics
Applied Physics Letters
  • Yonghao Xu, Iowa State University
  • Wei Hong, Iowa State University
  • Yujun Feng, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Xiaoli Tan, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
DOI
10.1063/1.4863850
Abstract

Electric fields are known to favor a ferroelectric phase with parallel electric dipoles over an antiferroelectric phase. We demonstrate in this Letter that electric fields can induce an antiferroelectric phase out of a ferroelectric phase in a NaNbO3-based lead-free polycrystalline ceramic. Such an unlikely ferroelectric-to-antiferroelectric phase transition occurs at fields with a reversed polarity and competes with the ferroelectric polarization reversal process.

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This article is from Applied Physics Letters104 (2014): 052903, doi: 10.1063/1.4863850. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
AIP Publishing
Language
en
Date Available
2014-06-02
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Yonghao Xu, Wei Hong, Yujun Feng and Xiaoli Tan. "Antiferroelectricity induced by electric field in NaNbO3-based lead-free ceramics" Applied Physics Letters Vol. 104 (2014) p. 052903-1 - 052903-5
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xiaoli_tan/36/