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A temperature-dependent hysteresis model for relaxor ferroelectric compounds
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes the development of a homogenized free energy model which characterizes the temper- ature-dependent hysteresis and constitutive nonlinearities inherent to relaxor ferroelectric materials. A kernel for the model is developed through mesoscopic energy analysis and extended to provide macroscopic constitutive relations through stochastic homogenization techniques based on the assumption that certain underlying parameters are manifestations of underlying densities rather than constants. Mechanisms characterizing the decrease in hysteresis and saturation polarization polarization as temperatures are increased are constructed using asymptotic properties of the kernel which is derived from statistical mechanics tenets. Attributes of the model are illustrated through comparison with PMN-PT-BT data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5383, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control, (26 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.539784
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Julie K Raye, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (United States)
Ralph C. Smith, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5383:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Modeling, Signal Processing, and Control
Ralph C. Smith, Editor(s)

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