Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Source

Journal of Applied Physics

Abstract

We describe techniques to selectively harvest single ferroelectric domain nanoparticles of BaTiO3 as small as 9 nm from a plethora of nanoparticles produced by mechanical grinding. High resolution transmission electron microscopy imaging shows the unidomain atomic structure of the nanoparticles and reveals compressive and tensile surface strains which are attributed to the preservation of ferroelectric behavior in these particles.

We demonstrate the positive benefits of using harvested nanoparticles in disparate liquid crystal systems.

Inclusive pages

064309-1 to 064309-5

ISBN/ISSN

0021-8979

Document Version

Published Version

Comments

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Publisher

American Institute of Physics

Volume

108

Issue

6

Peer Reviewed

yes