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Direct observations of electric field-induced domain boundary cracking in 〈001〉 oriented piezoelectric Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3–PbTiO3 single
Applied Physics Letters (2000)
  • Xiaoli Tan
  • Z. Xu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • J.K. Shang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • P. Han
Abstract
In situtransmission electron microscopy study of electric field-induced cracking has been conducted on 〈001〉 oriented 0.65Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3–0.35PbTiO3 crystal. Fracture of the 90° domain boundary was directly observed in the tetragonal area under both static and alternating electric fields. The field strength required to induce domain boundary cracking was lower for alternating electric field than for static field.
Keywords
  • Cracks,
  • Piezoelectric fields,
  • Static electric fields,
  • Niobium,
  • Ozone,
  • Single crystals,
  • Transmission electron microscopy
Publication Date
2000
Publisher Statement
The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters 77 (2000): 1529 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1308060. Copyright 2000 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.
Citation Information
Xiaoli Tan, Z. Xu, J.K. Shang and P. Han. "Direct observations of electric field-induced domain boundary cracking in 〈001〉 oriented piezoelectric Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3–PbTiO3 single" Applied Physics Letters Vol. 77 Iss. 10 (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xiaoli_tan/38/