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Title: Scaling on hysteresis dispersion in ferroelectric systems
Authors: Liu, J
Chan, HLW 
Choy, CL
Zhu, YY
Zhu, SN
Liu, Z
Ming, N
Keywords: Ferroelectric materials
Lead compounds
Zirconium compounds
Titanium compounds
Scaling phenomena
Frequency response
Monte Carlo methods
Issue Date: 21-May-2001
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Applied physics letters, 21 May 2001, v. 79, no. 2, p. 236-238 How to cite?
Journal: Applied physics letters 
Abstract: The hysteresis area as a function of frequency of the time-varying external electric field-hysteresis dispersion-for ferroelectric Pb(Zr[sub 0.52]Ti[sub 0.48])O₃ is measured, and the Monte-Carlo simulation on the hysteresis dispersion for a model ferroelectric lattice is performed too. We demonstrate the scaling behavior of the single-peaked hysteresis dispersion for the two ferroelectric systems, predicting a unique effective characteristic time for the domain reversal. This characteristic time shows an inversely linear dependence on the field amplitude as long as the amplitude is high enough that the reversible domain rotation response is negligible.
ISSN: 0003-6951
Rights: © 2001 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in J. M. Liu et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 236 (2001) and may be found at
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