Grain size effect on the switching current in soft ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate

T.M. Kamel, G. With, de

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

79 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Recently, we reported on the appearance of a double peak in the switching current during the reverse poling. In the present paper, the switching current measurements have been carried out on a soft lead zirconate titanate as a function of grain size. While in small grains only a small single switching peak is observed, large grains, however, showed double peak switching, as commonly observed in this material. The pyroelectric coefficient curves show a consistent trend with the switching curves. This behavior is attributed to non-180° domain switching during the reversed poling case as a result of residual stresses developed during forward poling. ©2007 American Institute of Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number093508
Pages (from-to)093508-1/3
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume102
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Grain size effect on the switching current in soft ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this