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Chen X.,CAS Shanghai Institute of Ceramics | Chen X.,Detonation Physics Institute of Fluid Physics | Dong X.,CAS Shanghai Institute of Ceramics | Zhang H.,CAS Shanghai Institute of Ceramics | And 5 more authors.
Journal of the American Ceramic Society | Year: 2011

Frequency (f) dependence of coercive field (Ec) of six Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 (0.20 ≤ x a;circ 0.60) bulk ceramics with different compositions was investigated at various frequencies (1-100 Hz). Scaling relations of Ec against f, Ec ∝ fβ, were obtained, where the value of exponent β varied with the ceramics composition. These exponents were far smaller than that of the theoretic prediction because the domain wall motion played a major role in the frequency region. In addition, the values of the exponents were of obvious discrepancy for different phase structures with tetragonal, rhombohedral, and morphotropic phases, but nearly similar for the same phase structure with different compositions, suggesting that different domain structures influence the scaling behaviors. © 2011 The American Ceramic Society. Source

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