High-resolution x-ray diffraction study of single crystals of lead zirconate titanate

S. Gorfman, D. S. Keeble, A. M. Glazer, X. Long, Y. Xie, Z. G. Ye, S. Collins, P. A. Thomas

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The symmetry of single-crystal piezoelectric PbZr1-xTi xO3, with x≈0.31 and x≈0.46, has been investigated by high-resolution x-ray diffraction, both at room temperature and up to and above the Curie temperature. Reciprocal space maps around a selection of Bragg reflections were collected and self-consistent patterns showing Bragg splittings were observed. The analysis of the separation of peaks from different twin domains provides precise information on PbZr1-xTixO 3 symmetry when approaching the morphotropic phase boundary at x=0.48 from the zirconium-rich side.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020102
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 5 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


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