Reference : First-principles study of the ferroelectric Aurivillius phase Bi2WO6
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/129395
First-principles study of the ferroelectric Aurivillius phase Bi2WO6
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Djani-Ait, Hania mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de physique > Physique théorique des matériaux >]
Bousquet, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de physique > Physique théorique des matériaux >]
Kellou, Abdelhafid []
Ghosez, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de physique > Physique théorique des matériaux >]
Aug-2012
Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
American Physical Society
86
054107
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International
1098-0121
1550-235X
Woodbury
NY
[en] In order to better understand the reconstructive ferroelectric-paraelectric transition of Bi2WO6, which is unusual within the Aurivillius family of compounds, we performed first-principles calculations of the dielectric and dynamical properties of two possible high-temperature paraelectric structures—the monoclinic phase of A2/m symmetry observed experimentally and the tetragonal phase of I4/mmm symmetry—common to most Aurivillius-phase components. Both paraelectric structures exhibit various unstable modes, which, after their condensation, bring the system toward more stable structures of lower symmetry. The calculations confirm
that, starting from the paraelectric A2/m phase at high temperatures, the system must undergo a reconstructive transition to reach the P21ab ferroelectric ground state.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/129395
10.1103/PhysRevB.86.054107

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