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
Ferroelectricity

Abstract

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.

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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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