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Experimental and theoretical investigation on polarization reversal in unfatigued lead-zirconate-titanate ceramic

Zhukov, Sergey and Genenko, Yuri A. and Seggern, Heinz von (2010):
Experimental and theoretical investigation on polarization reversal in unfatigued lead-zirconate-titanate ceramic.
In: Journal of Applied Physics, pp. 014106-1-014106-6, 108, (1), ISSN 00218979,
[Online-Edition: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3380844],
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Abstract

The dynamics of polarization switching in a soft lead-zirconate-titanate ceramic has been studied over a broad time window ranging from 10−6–106 for applied fields between 0.5 and 2.5 kV/mm. The classical Kolmogorov–Avrami–Ishibashi model of the polarization reversal was not able to satisfactory explain the obtained results. Therefore, a new concept for the polarization dynamics of ferroelectric ceramics has been suggested, which is based on two principal assumptions, (1) a strong dependence of the polarization switching time on the local electric field and (2) a random distribution of the local switching times caused by an intrinsic randomness in the field distribution within the system. Thereby the switching volume is composed as an ensemble of many regions with independent dynamics governed by local field exclusively. Such random field distribution could be well adjusted by a Gaussian distribution around the mean value of the field applied. A total polarization dependence on time and applied field was obtained in explicit form with only three fitting parameters which enabled a good description of the experimental results on polarization reversal in the whole time-field domain.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2010
Creators: Zhukov, Sergey and Genenko, Yuri A. and Seggern, Heinz von
Title: Experimental and theoretical investigation on polarization reversal in unfatigued lead-zirconate-titanate ceramic
Language: English
Abstract:

The dynamics of polarization switching in a soft lead-zirconate-titanate ceramic has been studied over a broad time window ranging from 10−6–106 for applied fields between 0.5 and 2.5 kV/mm. The classical Kolmogorov–Avrami–Ishibashi model of the polarization reversal was not able to satisfactory explain the obtained results. Therefore, a new concept for the polarization dynamics of ferroelectric ceramics has been suggested, which is based on two principal assumptions, (1) a strong dependence of the polarization switching time on the local electric field and (2) a random distribution of the local switching times caused by an intrinsic randomness in the field distribution within the system. Thereby the switching volume is composed as an ensemble of many regions with independent dynamics governed by local field exclusively. Such random field distribution could be well adjusted by a Gaussian distribution around the mean value of the field applied. A total polarization dependence on time and applied field was obtained in explicit form with only three fitting parameters which enabled a good description of the experimental results on polarization reversal in the whole time-field domain.

Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Physics
Volume: 108
Number: 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: ferroelectric ceramics, Gaussian distribution, lead compounds, polarisation
Divisions: DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 595: Electrical fatigue > B - Characterisation > Subproject B7: Polarisation and charging in electrical fatigue ferroelectrics
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 595: Electrical fatigue > C - Modelling > Subproject C5: Phenomenological modelling of injection, transport and recombination in organic semiconducting devices as well as in inorganic ferroelectric materials
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 595: Electrical fatigue > B - Characterisation
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 595: Electrical fatigue > C - Modelling
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 595: Electrical fatigue
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DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio)
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2011 12:35
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3380844
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Identification Number: doi:10.1063/1.3380844
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