Phase Transitions In The Pb (Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 - PbTiO3 System

Jun Kuwata, Kenji Uchino, Shoichiro Nomura

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Two successive phase transitions, changing the crystal symmetry from rhombohedral to tetragonal, and then to cubic on a heating process, have been investigated in the Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3 - PbTiO3 single crystals with the composition near the morphotropic phase boundary. The existence of the morphotropic phase boundary has been confirmed by measuring the dielectric, piezoelectric and pyro-electric constant. Anomalously large electromechanical and piezoelectric constants are observed on the morphotropic phase boundary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-582
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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