Relationship among the Crystal Structure, Texture, and Macroscopic Properties of Tetragonal (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)OFerroelectrics Investigated by in Situ High-Energy Synchrotron Diffraction

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Author(s)

  • Longlong Fan
  • Linxing Zhang
  • Hui Liu
  • Xianran Xing
  • Jun Chen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13632-13638
Journal / PublicationInorganic Chemistry
Volume59
Issue number18
Online published31 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

In situ diffraction investigations have played an important role in experimentally revealing the mechanism of piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties. In this study, a pure tetragonal ferroelectric ceramic of La-doped PbZr0.5Ti0.5O3 (LaPZT50) was investigated to eliminate the complex influence of phase coexistence. The electric field evolutions of the crystal structure, domain switching, and lattice deformation of the tetragonal phase have been revealed by in situ high-energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction. We found that the crystal structure of LaPZT50 is quite stable, showing a negligible change in the Pb−O bond length, unit cell volume, and spontaneous polarization upon application of an in situ external electric field. Importantly, the maximum macroscopic polarization of tetragonal LaPZT50 is defined by the 111-oriented grains. As determined by the intensity difference, the switching of non-180° domains plays a more significant role in contributing to the macroscopic strain than lattice deformation. These results further imply that the phase coexistence around the morphotropic phase boundary facilitates domain wall motion in the tetragonal phase and improves the ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties.

Citation Format(s)

Relationship among the Crystal Structure, Texture, and Macroscopic Properties of Tetragonal (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)OFerroelectrics Investigated by in Situ High-Energy Synchrotron Diffraction. / Fan, Longlong; Zhang, Linxing; Ren, Yang; Liu, Hui; Xing, Xianran; Chen, Jun.

In: Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 59, No. 18, 21.09.2020, p. 13632-13638.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review