Accession Number:

AD0620740

Title:

CHARACTERISTICS OF LOCALIZED DOMAINS IN FERROELECTRIC CRYSTALS.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS CRUFT LAB

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Report Date:

1965-05-05

Pagination or Media Count:

212.0

Abstract:

The characteristics of localized domains in a-domain and c-domain single crystals of barium titanate were investigated. Experimentally, the domains have been optically observed with a polarizing microscope. The domains and the surrounding strain patterns are manifested by regions of different optical retardation. The genuine behavior of the localized domains may be understood in terms of a localized stress model. The characteristics of localized domains make them useful in optical devices such as optical gates and storage elements.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE