Technical Physics

, Volume 61, Issue 2, pp 313–315 | Cite as

Structural examination of lithium niobate ferroelectric crystals by combining scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy

  • P. V. Efremova
  • B. B. Ped’ko
  • Yu. V. Kuznecova
Short Communications


The structure of lithium niobate single crystals is studied by a complex technique that combines scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. By implementing the piezoresponse force method on an atomic force microscope, the domain structure of lithium niobate crystals, which was not revealed without electron beam irradiation, is visualized


Domain Structure Lithium Niobate Electron Irradiation Electron Beam Irradiation Local Electric Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Efremova
    • 1
  • B. B. Ped’ko
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Kuznecova
    • 1
  1. 1.Tver State UniversityTverRussia

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