Ferroelectric domain configurations in a modified-PZT ceramic

C. A. Randall, D. J. Barber, R. W. Whatmore

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

108 Scopus citations


Transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction have been used to study ferroelectric domain configurations in a modified-PZT ferroelectric ceramic which has rhombohedral symmetry. Wedge-shaped domains with head-to-tail dipole arrangements and fine lamellar domains are most commonly observed. Switching between these domain types and various other domain configurations is interpreted, and the role of crystal imperfections in pinning the domain boundaries is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-931
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Ferroelectric domain configurations in a modified-PZT ceramic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this