Molecular Dynamics Study of Dielectric Response in a Relaxor Ferroelectric

We use atomistic molecular dynamics simulations to study relaxor behavior in the 0.75PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3-0.25PbTiO3 material

Ilya Grinberg; Young-Han Shin; Andrew M. Rappe

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • We use atomistic molecular dynamics simulations to study relaxor behavior in the 0.75PbMg1/3Nb2/3O3-0.25PbTiO3 material
  • Analysis of the time autocorrelation functions for individual atoms allows us to identify the Nb atoms with a high concentration of neighboring Ti atoms as the nucleation sites for the relaxor behavior. This is due to the higher coupling between the cation displacements induced by the presence of overbonded oxygen atoms
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