Mechanical properties and domain wall mobility of LaGaO3 perovskite over a first-order phase transition

Jakeways, C. V. and Harrison, R. J. and Redfern, S. A. T. (2006) Mechanical properties and domain wall mobility of LaGaO3 perovskite over a first-order phase transition. Materials Science and Engineering A, 442 (1-2). pp. 204-207. DOI

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LaxNd1−xGaO3 perovskites have been studied by dynamic mechanical analysis to relate internal friction to the mechanisms controlling first-order phase transitions in both single crystal and polycrystalline samples, in the presence of an external oscillating stress. Reflected light images of the crystal during the transition provide insight into the mechanism of the transition and the corresponding attenuation and storage modulus. LaxNd1−xGaO3 has a disordered perovskite structure. At room temperature the structure is orthorhombic, Pbnm, with a first-order phase transition to rhombohedral, View the MathML source, occurring on heating. In both polycrystalline and single crystal samples the internal friction can be considered to arise from the motion of the phase interface across the sample. First, internal friction rises as the phase interface moves across the sample, then microstructural reorganisation and relaxation within the sample causes the internal friction to decrease back to a background level. The velocity of the phase interface can be expressed as an exponential of the form V∞+V0 exp(−t/C), where V∞, V0 and C are dependent on the sample composition, and the force and frequency of applied external stress.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2006 AREP IA52 2006 P
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Materials Science and Engineering A
Volume: 442
Page Range: pp. 204-207
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Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:02
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:07

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