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Title: Domain diversity and polarization switching in amino acid β-glycine
Authors: Vasileva, D.
Vasilev, S.
Kholkin, A. L.
Shur, V. Y.
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Domain diversity and polarization switching in amino acid β-glycine / D. Vasileva, S. Vasilev, A. L. Kholkin, et al. // Materials. — 2019. — Vol. 12. — Iss. 8. — 1223. — DOI: 10.3390/ma12081223.
Abstract: Piezoelectric materials based on lead zirconate titanate are widely used in sensors and actuators. However, their application is limited because of high processing temperature, brittleness, lack of conformal deposition and, more importantly, intrinsic incompatibility with biological environments. Recent studies on bioorganic piezoelectrics have demonstrated their potential in these applications, essentially due to using the same building blocks as those used by nature. In this work, we used piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) to study the domain structures and polarization reversal in the smallest amino acid glycine, which recently attracted a lot of attention due to its strong shear piezoelectric activity. In this uniaxial ferroelectric, a diverse domain structure that includes both 180° and charged domain walls was observed, as well as domain wall kinks related to peculiar growth and crystallographic structure of this material. Local polarization switching was studied by applying a bias voltage to the PFM tip, and the possibility to control the resulting domain structure was demonstrated. This study has shown that the as-grown domain structure and changes in the electric field in glycine are qualitatively similar to those found in the uniaxial inorganic ferroelectrics. © 2019 by the authors.
Keywords: AMINO ACIDS
DOMAIN STRUCTURE
GLYCINE
LOCAL POLARIZATION REVERSAL
NONPOLAR CUT
ORGANIC FERROELECTRICS
PFM
DOMAIN WALLS
FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS
FRACTURE MECHANICS
LEAD ZIRCONATE TITANATE
OPTICAL SWITCHES
PIEZOELECTRIC ACTUATORS
PIEZOELECTRICITY
POLARIZATION
PROCESSING
SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY
WALLS (STRUCTURAL PARTITIONS)
BIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS
CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE
DOMAIN STRUCTURE
HIGH PROCESSING TEMPERATURES
LOCAL POLARIZATION REVERSALS
NON-POLAR
PIEZORESPONSE FORCE MICROSCOPY
POLARIZATION SWITCHING
AMINO ACIDS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/74001
metadata.dc.rights: cc-by
SCOPUS ID: 85065667769
WOS ID: WOS:000467767400029
PURE ID: 9806760
ISSN: 1996-1944
DOI: 10.3390/ma12081223
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