Applied Physics A

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 237–242 | Cite as

SEM, SAED, and TEM investigations of domain structure in PZT ceramics at morphotropic phase boundary

  • P. G. Lucuţa
  • V. Teodorescu
  • F. Vasiliu
Contributed Papers


SEM investigations of ferroelectric domain structure in PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 are consistent with a model of spatial domain configuration for the piezoelectric ceramics previously proposed for BaTiO3. TEM and SAED results revealed not only the twinning relation of adjacent tetragonal 90° domains but also the simultaneous presence of the ferroelectric rhombohedral phase. A succession model of ferroelectric domains T1RT2RT1... which needs a smaller energy for the rotation of the polarization vector due to the coexistence of a R domain between the two T 90° domains is proposed. This model is also confirmed by the estimated value of elastically stored energy in the mixed wall and by the dependence upon the sintering temperature of T and R unit cell distortions previously measured by x-ray diffraction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Lucuţa
    • 1
  • V. Teodorescu
    • 1
  • F. Vasiliu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Physics and Technology of MaterialsBucharest-MăgureleRomania
  2. 2.National Institute for Scientific and Technical CreationBucharestRomania

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