Discontinuous temperature-dependent macroscopic strain due to ferroelastic domain switching and structural phase transitions in barium strontium titanate

Wang, Can and Aguado, F. and Redfern, S. A. T. (2007) Discontinuous temperature-dependent macroscopic strain due to ferroelastic domain switching and structural phase transitions in barium strontium titanate. Applied Physics Letters, 91 (19). pp. 192908-3. DOI 10.1063/1.2809388

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Abstract

Remnant strain has been measured as a function of temperature in (Ba0.8Sr0.2)TiO3 (BST) ceramic by mechanical poling in three point bending configuration. BST ceramic exhibits recoverable macroscopic strain with shape memory effect and three jumps in the temperature-dependent strain during thermal cycling under applied force. The jumps are associated with the three structural phase transitions of BST, as confirmed by the simultaneous measurements of dynamic modulus and internal friction. In addition, the orthorhombic phase of BST exhibits a significantly higher strain comparing to that in the tetragonal and rhombohedral phases. X-ray diffraction confirms that the macroscopic strain is due to ferroelastic domain switching and particularly the dominant contribution to the higher macroscopic strain at orthorhombic phase is the higher probability of non-180° domain switching rather than the variation of domain switching strain at different phases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2007 AREP IA55 2007 P
Subjects: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Divisions: 03 - Mineral Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 91
Page Range: pp. 192908-3
Identification Number: 10.1063/1.2809388
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:04
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:08
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/783

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