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Electrical Poling Below Coercive Field For Large Piezoelectricity, Hanzheng Guo, Cheng Ma, Xiaoming Luo, Xiaoli Tan Mar 2013

Electrical Poling Below Coercive Field For Large Piezoelectricity, Hanzheng Guo, Cheng Ma, Xiaoming Luo, Xiaoli Tan

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Isotropic polycrystalline ferroelectric ceramics have to be electrically poled to develop a net macroscopic polarization and hence piezoelectricity. It is well accepted that a sufficient poling can only be realized under an electric field that is much higher than the coercive field. In this study, we observed in (Bi1/2 Na 1/2)TiO3-BaTiO3 ceramics that large piezoelectricity can develop at poling fields far below the measured coercive field. Using in situ transmission electron microscopy, such an unusual behavior, is interpreted with the polarization alignment of polar nanodomains in the non-ergodic relaxor phase.


Plasmon-Mediated Magneto-Optical Transparency, Vladimir Belotelov, L. E. Kreilkamp, Ilya Akimov, A Kalish, D Bykov, S Kasture, V Yallapragada, A Gopal, A M Grishin, S I Khartsev, Mohammad Nur E Alam, Mikhail Vasiliev, L Doskolovich, D Yakovlev, Kamal Alameh, A K Zvezdin, M Bayer Jan 2013

Plasmon-Mediated Magneto-Optical Transparency, Vladimir Belotelov, L. E. Kreilkamp, Ilya Akimov, A Kalish, D Bykov, S Kasture, V Yallapragada, A Gopal, A M Grishin, S I Khartsev, Mohammad Nur E Alam, Mikhail Vasiliev, L Doskolovich, D Yakovlev, Kamal Alameh, A K Zvezdin, M Bayer

ECU Publications 2013

Magnetic field control of light is among the most intriguing methods for modulation of light intensity and polarization on sub-nanosecond timescales. The implementation in nanostructured hybrid materials provides a remarkable increase of magneto-optical effects. However, so far only the enhancement of already known effects has been demonstrated in such materials. Here we postulate a novel magneto-optical phenomenon that originates solely from suitably designed nanostructured metal-dielectric material, the so-called magneto-plasmonic crystal. In this material, an incident light excites coupled plasmonic oscillations and a waveguide mode. An in-plane magnetic field allows excitation of an orthogonally polarized waveguide mode that modifies optical spectrum ...