Photoinduced Domain Pattern Transformation in Ferroelectric-Dielectric Superlattices

Photoinduced Domain Pattern Transformation in Ferroelectric-Dielectric Superlattices The nanodomain pattern in ferroelectric-dielectric superlattices transforms to a uniform polarization state under above-band-gap optical excitation. X-ray scattering reveals a disappearance of domain diffuse scattering and an expansion of the lattice. The reappearance of the domain pattern occurs over a period of seconds at room temperature, suggesting a transformation mechanism in which charge carriers in long-lived trap states screen the depolarization field. A Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire model predicts changes in lattice parameter and a critical carrier concentration for the transformation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Physical Review Letters American Physical Society (APS)

Photoinduced Domain Pattern Transformation in Ferroelectric-Dielectric Superlattices

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Photoinduced Domain Pattern Transformation in Ferroelectric-Dielectric Superlattices

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The nanodomain pattern in ferroelectric-dielectric superlattices transforms to a uniform polarization state under above-band-gap optical excitation. X-ray scattering reveals a disappearance of domain diffuse scattering and an expansion of the lattice. The reappearance of the domain pattern occurs over a period of seconds at room temperature, suggesting a transformation mechanism in which charge carriers in long-lived trap states screen the depolarization field. A Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire model predicts changes in lattice parameter and a critical carrier concentration for the transformation.
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The American Physical Society
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Copyright © © 2017 American Physical Society
ISSN
0031-9007
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1079-7114
D.O.I.
10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.057601
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Abstract

The nanodomain pattern in ferroelectric-dielectric superlattices transforms to a uniform polarization state under above-band-gap optical excitation. X-ray scattering reveals a disappearance of domain diffuse scattering and an expansion of the lattice. The reappearance of the domain pattern occurs over a period of seconds at room temperature, suggesting a transformation mechanism in which charge carriers in long-lived trap states screen the depolarization field. A Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire model predicts changes in lattice parameter and a critical carrier concentration for the transformation.

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Physical Review LettersAmerican Physical Society (APS)

Published: Aug 4, 2017

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