Electric properties and domain structures in Ba(Ti,Sn)O3 ceramics

Ki Young Oh, Kenji Uchino, Eric L. Cross

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The Ba(Ti,Sn)O3 ceramics are known as relaxor materials and they show very small hysteresis of field induced strains and filed induced polarizations. Optical study was attempted to explain these dielectric properties. Domain structures and motions in Ba(Ti1-x Snx)O3 (x=0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.13) ceramics were observed under an electric field at various temperatures using a high resolution CCD microscope system. Electrical properties such as field induced strains, dielectric properties and field induced polarization characteristics were also measured. The Ba(Ti1-x Snx)O3 ceramics showed a significant difference in domain structures and motions with changing in the composition. The domain structure became tiny and complex with increasing x. Changes of domain structures due to the phase transitions were also observed with varying temperature. The domain reorientation was easily induced with rising and falling an electric field. The results of domain observations can explain the electrical properties well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 9th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics - University Park, PA, USA
Duration: Aug 7 1994Aug 10 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 9th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics
CityUniversity Park, PA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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