Investigation of three-dimensional domain structure in LiTaO3 by scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy

Tomoyuki Sugihara, Yasuo Cho

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The three-dimensional domain configuration of multidomain LiTaO3 is revealed by scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy (SNDM). SNDM can measure the polarization components both perpendicular and parallel to the surface of a specimen. These techniques are applied to both congruent and stoichiometric LiTaO3 crystals. The images obtained by SNDM measurements allow us to confirm the various domain features of LiTaO 3 and to understand both similarities and differences between congruent and stoichiometric compositions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7169-7173
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number9 B
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 22


  • Ferroelectrics
  • Piezoelectric materials
  • Scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy
  • Three-dimensional measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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