Satyanarayan, MN and Bhat, HL and Sherwood, JN (1995) Observation of ferroelectric domains in flux grown $KTiOPO_4$ crystals. In: Ferroelectrics Letters Section, 19 (1-2). pp. 19-24.Full text not available from this repository.
Ferroelectric domains have been observed in flux grown $KTiOPO_4$ single crystals using synchrotron X-ray diffraction topography. The transformation of the multidomain crystal to single domain on heat-treatment was observed. The possible reason for such a behaviour must be similar to the one reported for the semiconducting ferroelectrics like $K(Ta,Nb)O_3$ and $BaTiO_3$, wherein the electric field generated due to the pyroelectric charges during the annealing process results in the self-poling of the crystal.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||20 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2011 10:39|
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