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Simultaneous measurement of X-ray powder diffraction and ferroelectric polarisation data as a function of applied electric field at a range of frequencies

DOI: 10.1017/S0885715613001024 DOI Help

Authors: Steph Ryding (University of Manchester, U.K.) , Robert Cernik (University of Manchester/UMIST, U.K.) , Jenny Wooldridge (National Physical Laboratory, U.K.) , Timothy Burnett (National Physical Laboratory, U.K.) , Mark Stewart (National Physical Laboratory, U.K.) , Carlo Vecchini (National Physical Laboratory, U.K.) , Markys Cain (National Physical Laboratory, U.K.) , Alistair Lennie (Diamond Light Source) , Fajin Yuan (Diamond Light Source) , Chiu Tang (Diamond Light Source) , Paul Thompson (University of Liverpool, U.K.)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Powder Diffraction , VOL 28 , PAGES S220 - S227

State: Published (Approved)
Published: September 2013

Abstract: A variable frequency ferroelectric polarisation measurement system has been designed and built at the UK's Diamond Light Source. The electric field induced phase transitions in Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 (PZT) have been used to test the facility via in-situ measurements of electric polarisation and XRD. Stroboscopic and real time data collection methods on polycrystalline samples were employed as a function of frequency to determine the dynamic ferroelectric response. The system has been shown to deliver XRD patterns of good statistical quality measured over 40 points of a ferroelectric PE loop. The system is now available on station I11 as a user facility at the Diamond Light Source.

Subject Areas: Technique Development, Materials, Physics


Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction