The book examines domain structuring due to the loss of the initial phase stability in materials of finite size. It also covers aspects such as the behaviour of domain boundaries during their interaction with lattice defects, their structure in real ferroelectrically ordered materials, the effect of the lattice potential relief on their movement, and the flexural and translational components of their dynamics in ferroelectric crystals. The contribution of the domain boundaries to the dielectric properties of ferroelectrics and elastic properties of ferroelectric elastomers is evaluated.
Introduction 1. Formation of a domain structure as a result of the loss of stability of the crystalline lattice in ferroelectric and ferroelastic crystals of finite dimensions. 2. Structure of domain and interphase boundaries in defect-free ferroelectrics and ferroelastics 3.Discussion of the microscopic structure of the domain boundaries in ferroelectrics 4. Interaction of domain boundaries with crystalline lattice defects 5. Structure of domain boundaries in real ferroactive materials 6. Mobility of domain boundaries in crystals with different barrier height in a lattice potential relief 7. Natural and forced dynamics of boundaries in crystals of ferroelectrics and ferroelastics References Index
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st October 2006
Publisher: Cambridge International Science Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.48