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Real-time observation of phase coexistence and a(1)/a(2) to flux-closure domain transformation in ferroelectric films
Ma, J. Y.1,2,3; Wang, Y. J.1; Zhu, Y. L.1; Tang, Y. L.1; Han, M. J.1,4,5; Zou, M. J.1,2; Feng, Y. P.1,4; Zhang, N. B.1,2; Geng, W. R.1,2; Wu, B.1,2; Hu, W. T.1,2; Guo, X. W.1,2; Zhang, H.1,2; Ma, X. L.1,3
Corresponding AuthorZhu, Y. L.(ylzhu@imr.ac.cn) ; Tang, Y. L.(yltang@imr.ac.cn)
2020-07-01
Source PublicationACTA MATERIALIA
ISSN1359-6454
Volume193Pages:311-317
AbstractPhase coexistence in ferroelectric oxide films displays complex phase competitions and transformation which suggest new multiple-coupled properties. Here we have successfully engineered the coexistence of flux-closure and a(1)/a(2) phases in tensile-strained PbTiO3 films sandwiched between GdScO3 substrate and a SrTiO3 layer. Moreover, by using in-situ electron beam illumination, the unusual transformation from a(1)/a(2) phase to the flux-closure phase was directly observed. In detail, there are two types of transformations: One is the nucleation, growth, and expansion of the flux-closure phase from the internal region of the a(1)/a(2) phase. The other feature is a "dislocation gliding" like behavior: a thin lamella of a(1)/a(2) shrinks like "partial dislocation pairs" and finally the gradually disappeared a(1)/a(2) lamella forms a "perfect dislocation" in the flux-closure domain matrix. Phase-field simulations suggest that the a(1)/a(2) to flux-closure transition is induced by the decrease of the depolarization field, which is screened by the injected electrons from electron beam irradiation. These results directly confirm the phase interconversion under an external stimulus at the nanometer scale, which shed new light on the fabrication of new polar textures. (C) 2020 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordFerroelectric films Phase coexistence Phase transformation Transmission electron microscopy Phase-field simulation
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences CAS ; IMR SYNL-T.S. K<^>e Research Fellowship ; Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS
DOI10.1016/j.actamat.2020.04.009
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[51671194] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[51571197] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[51922100] ; Key Research Program of Frontier Sciences CAS[QYZDJ-SSW-JSC010] ; IMR SYNL-T.S. K<^>e Research Fellowship ; Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS[2016177]
WOS Research AreaMaterials Science ; Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
WOS SubjectMaterials Science, Multidisciplinary ; Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
WOS IDWOS:000540707100029
PublisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imr.ac.cn/handle/321006/139337
Collection中国科学院金属研究所
Corresponding AuthorZhu, Y. L.; Tang, Y. L.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Met Res, Shenyang Natl Lab Mat Sci, Wenhua Rd 72, Shenyang 110016, Peoples R China
2.Univ Sci & Technol China, Sch Mat Sci & Engn, Jinzhai Rd 96, Hefei 230026, Peoples R China
3.Lanzhou Univ Technol, State Key Lab Adv Proc & Recycling Nonferrous Met, Langongping Rd 287, Lanzhou 730050, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Yuquan Rd 19, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
5.Southern Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Phys, Shenzhen 518055, Peoples R China
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Ma, J. Y.,Wang, Y. J.,Zhu, Y. L.,et al. Real-time observation of phase coexistence and a(1)/a(2) to flux-closure domain transformation in ferroelectric films[J]. ACTA MATERIALIA,2020,193:311-317.
APA Ma, J. Y..,Wang, Y. J..,Zhu, Y. L..,Tang, Y. L..,Han, M. J..,...&Ma, X. L..(2020).Real-time observation of phase coexistence and a(1)/a(2) to flux-closure domain transformation in ferroelectric films.ACTA MATERIALIA,193,311-317.
MLA Ma, J. Y.,et al."Real-time observation of phase coexistence and a(1)/a(2) to flux-closure domain transformation in ferroelectric films".ACTA MATERIALIA 193(2020):311-317.
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