Ferroelectric Properties Of Tungsten Bronze Lead Barium Niobate (Pbn) Single Crystals

T. R. Shrout, L. E. Cross

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A ferro electric tungsten bronze single crystal of Pb0.33Ba0.70N206 was grown from a melt using the Czochralski technique.the crystal belongs to the tetragonal point group 4mn with the spontaneous polarization parallel to the Iaxis. The room temperature lattice parameters were a=12.50 1 and c=3.995'8.The spontaneous polarization was found to be 0.40 C/m2'C.The Curie transition was 350°C as determined from the temperature dependence of the dielectric constants. The pyroelectric properties were found to be typical of other tetragonal ferro electric bronzes.Dielectric constant '1 1 and piezo electric constant d15 show a strong enhancement from the approach of the tetragonal:orthorhombic morphotropic phase boundary and it is clear that crystals with composition inthe tetragonal phase field closer to this boundary will be of major interest for piezoelectric and electro-optic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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