Crystallography Reports

, Volume 57, Issue 6, pp 781–784 | Cite as

Study of LiNbO3 single crystals with a regular domain structure by piezoresponse force microscopy

  • D. A. KiselevEmail author
  • A. S. Bykov
  • R. N. Zhukov
  • V. V. Antipov
  • M. D. Malinkovich
  • Yu. N. Parkhomenko
Real Structure of Crystals


Lithium niobate crystals with a regular domain structure have been studied by piezoresponse force microscopy. The period of regular domains and the domain-wall width (w = 45 nm) have been calculated for Z- and Y-cut crystals based on an analysis of two-dimensional images of the domain-structure piezoresponse. It is shown that for the Y-cut crystal, both positive and negative domain boundaries can be identified when recording the lateral component of piezoresponse.


Domain Boundary Crystallography Report Lithium Niobate Lithium Niobate Crystal Piezoresponse Force Microscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Kiselev
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. S. Bykov
    • 1
  • R. N. Zhukov
    • 1
  • V. V. Antipov
    • 1
  • M. D. Malinkovich
    • 1
  • Yu. N. Parkhomenko
    • 1
  1. 1.National University of Science and Technology MISISMoscowRussia

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