Review of crystal and domain structures in the PbZrxTi1-xO3 solid solution

D.I. Woodward, J. Knudsen, I.M. Reaney

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    Abstract

    Several intermediate phases have recently been identified in the PbZrxTi1-xO3 (PZT) phase diagram, located close to the antiferroelectric-ferroelectric and morphotropic phase boundaries. Superlattice reflections from some of these phases are clearly visible in the appropriate electron diffraction patterns and have therefore been used to provide further information concerning their symmetry. Here, the structural distortions giving rise to the new phases are discussed and their domain structures compared with those of tetragonal and rhombohedral PZT. Coherent structural arguments are presented to explain the observed phase transition sequences.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
    Volume72
    Issue number10
    Pages (from-to)104110
    Number of pages8
    ISSN0163-1829
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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