Investigation of domain structure of SrBi2Ta2O9 single crystals via polarized optical and piezoelectric force microscopy
authors Amorin, H; Shvartsman, VV; Trolliard, G; Manier, M; Mercurio, JP; Kholkin, AL; Costa, MEV
nationality International
author keywords SrBi2Ta2O9 single crystals; polarized optical microscopy; piezoelectric force microscopy; domain structure
keywords THIN-FILMS
abstract High-quality SrBi2Ta2O9 (SBT) single crystals were grown via high-temperature self-flux solution method. The crystals had a shape of platelets with c-axis normal to the major face according to x-ray diffraction. The optical observations with polarized light revealed complex domain patterns with mutually orthogonal domains in (a, b)-plane. The twin boundaries with rounded borders may correspond to microtwinning at the scale of the size of the elementary cell. Piezoelectric force microscopy revealed an irregular domain configuration consisting of fine antiparallel domains oriented along [100] direction.
issn 1058-4587
year published 2004
volume 62
beginning page 215
ending page 220
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1080/10584580490458009
web of science category Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Physics, Applied; Physics, Condensed Matter
subject category Engineering; Physics
unique article identifier WOS:000222470800034
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