Applied Physics B

, Volume 81, Issue 6, pp 729–751 | Cite as

Visualization of ferroelectric domains in bulk single crystals

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Abstract

In recent years ferroelectric domain patterning has become a popular topic of physical research because it enables photonic applications as well as data storage. For generation of tailored domain structures and for further understanding of ferroelectricity, a visualization of the domain patterns is required. A large number of imaging techniques have therefore been developed. This review summarizes these techniques and highlights systematically their strengths and weaknesses.

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  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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