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Exploring the morphotropic phase boundary in copper(II)-modified Pb[Zr0.54Ti0.46]O-3 ferroelectrics

  • Author:

    Eichel, R. A.; Dinse, K. P.; Kungl, H.; Hoffmann, M. J.; Ozarowski, A.; van Tol, J.; Brunel, L. C. 

  • Source:

    APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING 80 (2005), 1, 51–54 

  • Exploring the morphotropic phase boundary in copper(II)-modified Pb[Zr0.54Ti0.46]O-3 ferroelectrics.

Abstract

Copper(II)-doped Pb[Zr0.54Ti0.46]O-3 (PZT) ferroelectrics with a dopant concentration of 0.25 mol% were investigated at high magnetic fields, enabling an enhanced resolution of the structural distortion at the dopant site. The results obtained suggest that Cu2+ stop substitutes as an acceptor centre for [Zr,Ti](4+) in oxygen octahedra with tetragonal, monoclinic and rhombohedral distortion, confirming the model of mesoscopic mixing at the morphotropic phase boundary.