We show that the standard 180° domain theory cannot consistently explain a set of important properties of domains. Furthermore, the distribution of polarization given by the standard 180° domain theory is a closure domain, which appears to disagree with experimental results. We suggest that the necessity of a high relative permittivity in the theory indicates the existence of electrical screening by free charges. A revision of the standard theory is proposed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||12th International Meeting on Ferroelectricity, IMF-12 and the 18th IEEE International Symposium on Applications of Ferroelectrics, ISAF-18 - Xi'an, China|
Duration: Aug 23 2009 → Aug 27 2009
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics