Nanoscale Dynamics of Superdomain Boundaries in Single-Crystal BaTiO3 Lamellae

Pankaj Sharma, Raymond G.P. McQuaid, Leo J. McGilly, J. Marty Gregg, Alexei Gruverman

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In situ piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) imaging reveals highly non-linear kinetics of the superdomain boundary separating two a-c-domain bundles in BaTiO3 lamellae. It is suggested that this behavior is caused by an unscreened depolarizing field of newly switched domains that counter balances the driving force from the applied electric field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1323-1330
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • BaTiO lamellae
  • domain boundaries
  • domain dynamics
  • piezoresponse force microscopy


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