Domain switching behavior in lead zirconate titanate piezoelectric ceramics

Mitsuhiro Okayasu, Kohei Bamba

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The domain switching behaviors of lead zirconate titanate ceramics were monitored via direct, in-situ lattice observation using transmission electron microscopy. The lattice structures were monitored via video as a sample was heated from room temperature to 300 °C. The lattices vibrated in the [110] direction several times over a short period, e.g., 0.1 s. Moreover, lattice sliding occurred in the [100] direction for about 15 Å. Those lattice motions were detected at around 83–84 °C. Lattice orientations were analyzed using the domain switching model to substantiate whether these movements can be attributed to domain switching.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-275
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2018


  • Domain switching
  • High temperature
  • Lattice structure
  • PZT ceramic
  • TEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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