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Title: Quantitative phase separation in multiferroic Bi0.88Sm0.12FeO3 ceramics via piezoresponse force microscopy
Authors: Alikin, D. O.
Turygin, A. P.
Walker, J.
Rojac, T.
Shvartsman, V. V.
Shur, V. Y.
Kholkin, A. L.
Шур, В. Я.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: American Institute of Physics Inc.
Citation: Quantitative phase separation in multiferroic Bi0.88Sm0.12FeO3 ceramics via piezoresponse force microscopy / D. O. Alikin, A. P. Turygin, J. Walker, et al. — DOI 10.1063/1.4927812 // Journal of Applied Physics. — 2015. — Vol. 118. — Iss. 7. — 072004.
Abstract: BiFeO3 (BFO) is a classical multiferroic material with both ferroelectric and magnetic ordering at room temperature. Doping of this material with rare-earth oxides was found to be an efficient way to enhance the otherwise low piezoelectric response of unmodified BFO ceramics. In this work, we studied two types of bulk Sm-modified BFO ceramics with compositions close to the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) prepared by different solid-state processing methods. In both samples, coexistence of polar R3c and antipolar Pbam phases was detected by conventional X-ray diffraction (XRD); the non-polar Pnma or Pbnm phase also has potential to be present due to the compositional proximity to the polar-to-non-polar phase boundary. Two approaches to separate the phases based on the piezoresponse force microscopy measurements have been proposed. The obtained fractions of the polar and non-polar/anti-polar phases were close to those determined by quantitative XRD analysis. The results thus reveal a useful method for quantitative determination of the phase composition in multi-phase ceramic systems, including the technologically most important MPB systems. © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.
Keywords: PHASE SEPARATION
SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY
X RAY DIFFRACTION
MORPHOTROPIC PHASE BOUNDARIES
MULTIFERROIC MATERIALS
PIEZOELECTRIC RESPONSE
PIEZORESPONSE FORCE MICROSCOPY
QUANTITATIVE DETERMINATIONS
QUANTITATIVE XRD ANALYSIS
RARE EARTH OXIDE
SOLID-STATE PROCESSING
CERAMIC MATERIALS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/102365
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 84939839938
PURE ID: 314602
1ce1dc88-d928-4fb9-9778-384c5cfcef2c
ISSN: 218979
DOI: 10.1063/1.4927812
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