Anharmonicity ofBaTiO3single crystals

Y. L. Wang, A. K. Tagantsev, D. Damjanovic, N. Setter, V. K. Yarmarkin, A. I. Sokolov
2006 Physical Review B  
By analyzing the dielectric non-linearity with the Landau thermodynamic expansion, we find a simple and direct way to assess the importance of the eighth order term. Following this approach, it is demonstrated that the eighth order term is essential for the adequate description of the para/ferroelectric phase transition of BaTiO_3. The temperature dependence of the quartic coefficient \beta is accordingly reconsidered and is strongly evidenced by the change of its sign above 165 C. All these
more » ... dings attest to the strong polarization anharmonicity of this material, which is unexpected for classical displacive ferroelectrics.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.73.132103 fatcat:h2kaewrqynclvgd5csprt7tbci