The noise of the needle: Avalanches of a single progressing needle domain in LaAlO[sub 3]

Harrison, Richard J. and Salje, Ekhard K. H. (2010) The noise of the needle: Avalanches of a single progressing needle domain in LaAlO[sub 3]. Applied Physics Letters, 97 (2). 021907. DOI 10.1063/1.3460170

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Abstract

The propagation of a single ferroelastic needle domain under weak elastic stress consists of two parts: a continuous front propagation and jerky avalanches. Optical observation and themodynamic analysis show that the continuous behavior is thermally activated. The avalanches follow power law behavior with an energy exponent ε = −1.8±0.2 in agreement with self-similar avalanches close to the depinning threshold. Our experiments on ferroelastic LaAlO3 exclude nucleation of secondary domains, so that the observed behavior is related exclusively to the statistical behavior of one single needle domain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2010AREP; IA61;
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 97
Page Range: 021907
Identification Number: 10.1063/1.3460170
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 16:20
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:02
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2049

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