Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 334–341 | Cite as

Critical neutron scattering in a uniaxial relaxor Sr0.6Ba0.4Nb2O6

  • S. A. Borisov
  • N. M. Okuneva
  • S. B. Vakhrushev
  • A. A. Naberezhnov
  • T. R. Volk
  • A. V. Filimonov


This paper reports on the results of an investigation into the temperature evolution of the critical scattering of neutrons in the strontium barium niobate crystal SBN60 in a zero field and in applied external direct-current (dc) electric fields. It has been shown that the observed critical scattering consists of two components that are adequately described by a Lorentzian and a Lorentzian squared. These components differently depend on the temperature and the momentum transfer vector. The application of an external electric field significantly suppresses the second component.


Curie Point Reciprocal Lattice Vector Strontium Barium Bragg Scattering Diffuse Neutron 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Borisov
    • 1
  • N. M. Okuneva
    • 1
  • S. B. Vakhrushev
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. A. Naberezhnov
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. R. Volk
    • 3
  • A. V. Filimonov
    • 2
  1. 1.Ioffe Physical-Technical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg State Polytechnical UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Shubnikov Institute of CrystallographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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