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dc.contributorVirginia Techen_US
dc.contributor.authorRao, W. F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yu. U.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-28T18:00:11Z
dc.date.available2014-01-28T18:00:11Z
dc.date.issued2007-04-01
dc.identifier.citationRao, Wei-Feng; Wang, Yu U., "Bridging domain mechanism for phase coexistence in morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectrics," Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 182906 (2007); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2736276
dc.identifier.issn0003-6951
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25157
dc.description.abstractComputer modeling and simulation reveals a bridging domain mechanism that explains the phase coexistence commonly observed around the morphotropic phase boundaries of ferroelectric solid solutions. The simulation takes into account the important role of coupled ferroelectric and ferroelastic domain microstructures in phase coexistence phenomenon. It shows that minor domains of metastable phase spontaneously coexist with and bridge major domains of stable phase to reduce total system free energy, including bulk free energy, domain wall energy, and long-range electrostatic and elastostatic energies. The existence of bridging domains also explains the enhanced piezoelectric response in the vicinity of morphotropic phase boundaries. (C) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
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dc.publisherAIP Publishing
dc.subjectSolid solutionsen_US
dc.subjectSingle crystalsen_US
dc.subjectPZT ceramicsen_US
dc.subjectField modelen_US
dc.subjectTransitionsen_US
dc.subjectSimulationen_US
dc.subjectSystemsen_US
dc.subjectMartensiteen_US
dc.subjectPhysicsen_US
dc.titleBridging domain mechanism for phase coexistence in morphotropic phase boundary ferroelectricsen_US
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/apl/90/18/10.1063/1.2736276
dc.date.accessed2014-01-17
dc.title.serialApplied Physics Letters
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1063/1.2736276
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