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Dynamical behavior of the phase transition of epitaxial BaTiO_3 from atomistic simulations
Sepliarsky, Marcelo Claudio; Tinte, Silvia Noemi; Dynamical behavior of the phase transition of epitaxial BaTiO_3 from atomistic simulations; Elsevier Science; Physica B: Condensed Matter; 404; 18; 01-10-2009; 2730-2732
Sepliarsky, Marcelo Claudio
Tinte, Silvia Noemi
Using an atomistic shell model we study the temperature dependence of the ferroelectric properties of BaTiO3 under biaxial compressive strain applicable to growth on perovskites substrate. Molecular dynamics simulations show a r -> c -> p sequence of phase transitions when temperature is increased, and the absence of an ac phase. The frst-order paraelectric-to-ferroelectric phase transition presents in bulk changes to a second-order one as a consequence of the in-plane constraint<br />imposed by the mechanical boundary conditions. From the tetragonal ferroelectric c phase, the transition takes place in a fnite range of temperature where the lattice parameter normal to the plane keeps approximately constant until Tc is reached. Analysis of the local polarization behavior reveals an order-disorder dynamics as the dominant mechanism of the transition.